[ an-oz-mee-uh, -os- ]
/ ænˈɒz mi ə, -ˈɒs- /
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absence or loss of the sense of smell.
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Also called olfactory anesthesia .
Origin of anosmia
OTHER WORDS FROM anosmiaan·os·mat·ic [an-uhz-mat-ik], /ˌæn əzˈmæt ɪk/, an·os·mic, adjective
Words nearby anosmia
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Example sentences from the Web for anosmia
Cases of complete anosmia and qualitative obtuseness are not uncommon.Criminal Man|Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
British Dictionary definitions for anosmia
/ (ænˈɒzmɪə, -ˈɒs-) /
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
Derived forms of anosmiaanosmatic (ˌænɒzˈmætɪk) or anosmic, adjective
Word Origin for anosmia
C19: from New Latin, from an- + Greek osmē smell, from ozein to smell
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Medical definitions for anosmia
[ ăn-ŏz′mē-ə ]
Loss of the sense of smell.olfactory anesthesia
Other words from anosmiaan•os′mic adj.
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