SMELL MECHANISM

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the related processes and structures used to perceive odours. The odours are absorbed into the nasal mucous and carried to the receptor sites. See infrared theory of smell; stereo chemical smell theory.

SMELL MECHANISM: "Our smell mechanism is a complex process."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SMELL MECHANISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/smell-mechanism/ (accessed August 13, 2022).

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