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olfactory cell

n :  a sensory cell specialized for the reception of sensory stimuli caused by odors : specif  :  any of the spindle-shaped neurons that are buried in the nasal mucous membrane of vertebrates and that have a round nucleus and two slender processes of which the inner constitutes an olfactory nerve fiber and the short outer one is modified peripherally to form the actual sensory receptor - see OLFACTORY ORGAN  .

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