[ an-oz-mee-uh, -os- ]
/ ænˈɒz mi ə, -ˈɒs- /
absence or loss of the sense of smell.
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- anosognosic epilepsy,
Origin of anosmia
Also called olfactory anesthesia.
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/ (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
Word Origin for anosmia
C19: from New Latin, from an- + Greek osmē smell, from ozein to smell
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[ ăn-ŏz′mē-ə ]
Loss of the sense of smell.olfactory anesthesia
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