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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



olfactory transduction  listen  (ol-FAK-tuh-ree tranz-DUK-shun)

  A series of events in which cells in the nose bind to scent-bearing molecules and send electrical signals to the brain where they are perceived as smells.