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Related to parosmia: cacosmia
A distortion of the sense of smell, as in smelling odors that are not present.
[New Latin : par(a)- + Greek osmē, smell.]
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(Pathology) any disorder of the sense of smell
[C19: from para-1 + Greek osmē smell]
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Medicine. a disorder of the sense of smell. Also called parosphresia, parosphresis.See also: Odors
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