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hyperosmia

[hahy-per-oz-mee-uh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. an abnormally acute sense of smell.
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Origin of hyperosmia

1830–35; hyper- + Greek osm(ḗ) “smell” + -ia -ia
Related formshy·per·os·mic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperosmia

hyperosmia

noun
  1. an abnormally acute sense of smell
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Word Origin

C20: from hyper- + Greek osmē odour
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hyperosmia in Medicine

hyperosmia

(hī′pər-ŏzmē-ə)
n.
  1. An exaggerated or abnormally acute sense of smell.
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