olfactometer etymology

English word olfactometer comes from English -meter (Used to form the names of measuring devices.), English olfacto- (Smell.)

Detailed word origin of olfactometer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-meter English (eng) Used to form the names of measuring devices.
olfacto- English (eng) Smell.
olfactometer English (eng) A device used to measure odour intensity, and concentrations of volatile organic compounds, by means of their smell.. A device used to measure the acuity of a person's sense of smell.

Words with the same origin as olfactometer

Descendants of -meter
accelerometer altimeter arthrometer barometer calorimeter calorimetry dioptometer dynamometer fluorometer geoboard geometry glucometer hodometer holometer inclinometer lucimeter pantometer photopolarimeter pulsimeter spectrometer symmetry tachometer tiltmeter trig trigonometry
Descendants of olfacto-
olfactology olfactometry olfactomotor olfactophilia