absence or loss of the sense of smell.
- Also called olfactory anesthesia .
- an·os·mat·ic [an-uhz-mat-ik], /ˌæn əzˈmæt ɪk/, an·os·mic, adjective
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How to use anosmia in a sentence
This phenomenon, known as anosmia, has always affected a small number of people—some estimates put it at roughly 3 percent of adults over age 40—because of genetics, illnesses such as Parkinson’s, or radiation treatment.
People with anosmia often report finding food less pleasurable.
Cases of complete anosmia and qualitative obtuseness are not uncommon.Criminal Man | Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
British Dictionary definitions for anosmia
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
- anosmatic (ˌænɒzˈmætɪk) or anosmic, adjective
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