- absence or loss of the sense of smell.
- 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.
- Loss of the sense of smell.olfactory anesthesia