anosmia

noun
an·​os·​mia | \a-ˈnäz-mē-ə \

Definition of anosmia 

: loss or impairment of the sense of smell

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Other Words from anosmia

anosmic \-​mik \ adjective

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Our culture is suffering from a collective anosmia. Bee Wilson, WSJ, "Eating Should Feed All of Our Senses," 2 Nov. 2018 Linden said, however, there is no comparable adaptation for people who lose their ability to taste and smell, a condition called anosmia. Atlanta Life, ajc, "To become a better cook, sharpen your senses," 3 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of anosmia

1797, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anosmia

New Latin, from a- + Greek osmē smell — more at odor

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anosmia

noun
an·​os·​mia | \a-ˈnäz-mē-ə \

Medical Definition of anosmia 

: loss or impairment of the sense of smell

Other Words from anosmia

anosmic \-​mik \ adjective

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