[uh-gyoo-zee-uh, -zhee-uh, -zhuh]

noun Pathology.

loss or impairment of the sense of taste.

Also a·geu·sti·a [uh-gyoo-stee-uh] /əˈgyu sti ə/.

Origin of ageusia

1840–50; < New Latin, equivalent to a-6 + geus- (variant stem of Greek geúesthai to taste) + -ia -y3
Related formsa·geu·sic [uh-gyoo-zik, -sik] /əˈgyu zɪk, -sɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for ageusia



pathol lack of the sense of taste

Word Origin for ageusia

C20: from a- 1 + Greek geusis taste
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ageusia in Medicine


[ə-gyōōzhə, -jōō-]


Loss of the sense of taste.
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