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hyperosmia

[ hahy-per-oz-mee-uh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈɒz mi ə /
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noun Pathology.

an abnormally acute sense of smell.

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Origin of hyperosmia

1830–35; hyper- + Greek osm(ḗ) “smell” + -ia -ia

OTHER WORDS FROM hyperosmia

hy·per·os·mic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperosmia

hyperosmia
/ (ˌhaɪpəˈɒzmɪə) /

noun

an abnormally acute sense of smell

Word Origin for hyperosmia

C20: from hyper- + Greek osmē odour
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Medical definitions for hyperosmia

hyperosmia
[ hī′pər-ŏzmē-ə ]

n.

An exaggerated or abnormally acute sense of smell.
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