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
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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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