olfactory anesthesia


[an-oz-mee-uh, -os-]
noun Pathology.
absence or loss of the sense of smell.
Also called olfactory anesthesia.

1805–15; < Neo-Latin < Greek an- an-1 + osm() smell (akin to ózein to smell) + -ia -ia

anosmatic [an-uhz-mat-ik] , anosmic, adjective
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anosmia (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
[C19: from New Latin, from an- + Greek osmē smell, from ozein to smell]

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Word Origin & History

"loss of sense of smell," Mod.L., from Gk. an-, privative prefix, + osme "smell" (Doric odme), from *odsme, cognate with L. odor (see odor).
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anosmia an·os·mi·a (ān-ŏz'mē-ə)
Loss of the sense of smell. Also called olfactory anesthesia.

an·os'mic adj.

olfactory anesthesia n.
See anosmia.

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