Zwaardemaker olfactometer

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A device for measuring olfaction, consisting of a glass tube through which an odorant is drawn into the nostril, the amount of odour being determined by the length of the tube. [Named after the Dutch physiologist Hendrik Zwaardemaker (1857–1930) who devised it in 1888]

Subjects: Psychology.

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