- absence or loss of the sense of smell.
Origin of anosmia
Also called olfactory anesthesia.
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- 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
C19: from New Latin, from an- + Greek osmē smell, from ozein to smell
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Word Origin and History for anosmia
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- Loss of the sense of smell.olfactory anesthesia
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