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Loss of the sense of smell.

[New Latin : Greek an-, without; see a-1 + Greek osmē, odor.]

an·os′mic adj.
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Adj.1.anosmic - relating to an impairment or loss of the sense of smellanosmic - relating to an impairment or loss of the sense of smell
2.anosmic - having impaired sense of smellanosmic - having impaired sense of smell  
impaired - diminished in strength, quality, or utility; "impaired eyesight"
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set a higher cut-off point [greater than or equal to]10 (out of 12) to differentiate elderly with normal cognition and aMCI and stated that scores <6 were anosmic [7].
If you are anosmic, what you can do to begin with is accept the fact that you are one, adopt precautionary measures like having a smoke detector alarm fixed at home, among others and stay positive by not losing hope.