olfactory anesthesia

olfactory anesthesia

noun Pathology.

  1. absence or loss of the sense of smell.


  1. 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

n.“loss of sense of smell,” 1811, Modern Latin, from Greek an-, privative prefix (see an- (1)), + osme “smell” (Doric odme), from *odsme, cognate with Latin odor (see odor). n.

  1. anosmia


  1. Loss of the sense of smell.olfactory anesthesia

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