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Smell

smell

(Science: physiology)

1. The sense or faculty by which certain qualities of bodies are perceived through the instrumentally of the olfactory nerves. See Sense.

2. The quality of any thing or substance, or emanation therefrom, which affects the olfactory organs; odour; scent; fragrance; perfume; as, the smell of mint. Breathing the smell of field and grove. (milton) That which, above all others, yields the sweetest smell in the air, is the violent. (bacon)

Synonym: scent, odour, perfume, fragrance.

Origin: OE. Smel, smil, smul, smeol. See Smell.


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HELP with planaria...

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by animartco
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:35 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: HELP with planaria...
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Re: Human body odor

Body odor is a perceived unpleasant smell our bodies can give off when bacteria that live on the skin break down sweat into acids - some say it is the smell of bacteria growing on the body, but it really is the result of bacteria breaking down ...

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by elizabeth35
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:45 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Human body odor
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Re: Human body odor

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by biohazard
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:37 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Human body odor
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Human body odor

Basically yes, you're right. There are billions of bacteria all around you including inside you. Most bacteria smell because they simply produce some "smelly" compounds. Even yogurt has some smell, not to speak about E. coli. For the same reason as they don't smell e.g. ...

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by JackBean
Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:36 pm
 
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Topic: Human body odor
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Human body odor

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by Tramadolian
Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:28 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Human body odor
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