parosmia

[puh-roz-mee-uh]
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noun Pathology.

a disorder of the sense of smell, especially the perception of odors that are not present.

Nearby words

  1. paroquet,
  2. parorchidium,
  3. parore,
  4. parorexia,
  5. paros,
  6. parosteosis,
  7. parotic,
  8. parotid,
  9. parotid duct,
  10. parotid gland

Origin of parosmia

1815–25; par- + Greek osm(ḗ) smell + -ia

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British Dictionary definitions for parosmia

parosmia

noun

any disorder of the sense of smell

Word Origin for parosmia

C19: from para- 1 + Greek osmē smell

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Medicine definitions for parosmia

parosmia

[pə-rŏzmē-ə]

n.

A distortion of the sense of smell, as in smelling odors that are not present.

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