e-nose

See also: enose

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

e- +‎ nose

NounEdit

e-nose (plural e-noses)

  1. An electronic device able to detect specific combinations of chemicals in gaseous form.
    • 2005: The e-nose created by surgeon David Morgan and engineer Ritaban Dutta and colleagues can sit on a doctor's desk and analyse gasses given off by swabs from patients for signs of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other strains of Staph aureus. — E-nose to 'sniff out' superbugs, BBC Online, 22 September 2005.
Last modified on 10 November 2012, at 02:36