Example sentences for: orthonasal

How can you use “orthonasal” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Although the orthonasal route is the one usually used to test for smell perception, the retronasal route is the main source of the smells we perceive from foods and liquids within our mouths.

  • A professional wine tasting, for example, requires many steps: analysing both orthonasal and retronasal perception, comparing the two in memory with each other and with all other wines to be compared, identifying the constituent properties separate from the hedonic qualities, and finding the words to describe the process as it unfolds, leading to the final formulation to characterize the quality of the wine and identify it as distinct from all others.

  • Anthropologists and paleontologists need to study the olfactory parts of the cranium and face from this new perspective, to reassess the role that both orthonasal and retronasal smell may have played in primate and human evolution.

  • Being carried in with inhaled air (the orthonasal route) is not the only way for odor molecules to reach the olfactory receptor cells.


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