Anosmia



absence or loss of the sense of smell.
noun
(pathol) loss of the sense of smell, usually as the result of a lesion of the olfactory nerve, disease in another organ or part, or obstruction of the nasal passages
n.

“loss of sense of smell,” 1811, Modern Latin, from Greek an-, privative prefix (see an- (1)), + osme “smell” (Doric odme), from *odsme, cognate with Latin odor (see odor).

anosmia an·os·mi·a (ān-ŏz’mē-ə)
n.
Loss of the sense of smell. Also called olfactory anesthesia.
an·os’mic adj.

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