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See also: enose



e- +‎ nose


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.