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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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.
Olfactory neuroblastomas are thought to arise from the specialized sensory neuroepithelial (neuroectodermal) olfactory cells that are normally found in the upper part of the nasal cavity, usually including the cribriform plate of the ethmoid sinus.