olfactory cell


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olfactory cell

[äl′fak·trē ‚sel]
(neuroscience)
One of the sensory nerve cells in the olfactory epithelium.
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It has been discovered that human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6) travels along olfactory cells and into the brain after becoming situated in people's nasal mucus.
The adorable feline that occupies your house has a whopping 60-to-80 million olfactory cells compared to a human's five-to-20 million cells.
They systematically activated genes of 72 mosquito odour receptors in these flies' olfactory cells, which lacked their own receptors.
(D) Olfactory cells help a bat detect the direction of an object.
Sheepdogs have 220 million olfactory cells, compared to the five million of the human nose.