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Monday words: anosmia

anosmia (ăn-ŏz′mē-ə), noun
Loss of the sense of smell.

Etymology: Greek, an-, without, + osme, odor

Hyposmia is a lessened sense of smell.

NPR had a recent article on anosmia.
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