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hyperosmia

[hahy-per-oz-mee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pərˈɒz mi ə/
noun, Pathology.
1.
an abnormally acute sense of smell.
Origin of hyperosmia
1830-1835
1830-35; hyper- + Greek osm(ḗ) “smell” + -ia -ia
Related forms
hyperosmic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperosmia

hyperosmia

/ˌhaɪpəˈɒzmɪə/
noun
1.
an abnormally acute sense of smell
Word Origin
C20: from hyper- + Greek osmē odour
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hyperosmia in Medicine

hyperosmia hy·per·os·mi·a (hī'pər-ŏz'mē-ə)
n.
An exaggerated or abnormally acute sense of smell.

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