American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Loss of the sense of smell.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a loss of the sense of smell.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) Loss of the sense of smell.
- n. absence of the sense of smell (as by damage to olfactory nasal tissue or the olfactory nerve or by obstruction of the nasal passages)
- From New Latin anosmia, based on Ancient Greek ἀν- (an-) + ὀσμή (osmē, "smell"). (Wiktionary)
- New Latin : Greek an-, without; see a-1 + Greek osmē, odor. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A group of investors sued Matrixx for a "material" misrepresentation and omission under federal securities law because the company did not publicly report that medical researchers in the early 2000s had traced Zicam to the loss of smell, known as anosmia, and that related lawsuits against the company had been filed.”
“FORTIN: Susan was diagnosed with a condition known as anosmia, or the complete loss of the ability to smell.”
“When people lose their sense of smell a condition called anosmia, nearly half of them will notice a massive decrease in sexual interest and nearly a quarter of them will report difficulties in sexual performance and a great reduction in the pleasure associated with sex.”
“The loss of smell is called anosmia, and Davidson said that people might not appreciate how significant it can be.”
“For years Matrixx knew of complaints of loss of smell (known as anosmia) from users of the recalled Zicam product, but failed to alert consumers.”
“It's important to pay attention immediately, though; due to a condition called anosmia, we humans stop smelling something different after about 15 minutes.”
“Food and Drug Administration was warning consumers to avoid using Zicam's nasal spray and swabs because it had 130 reported cases where users suffered from anosmia, which is a loss of smell.”
“anosmia, which is the lack of perception of an odor for a specific compound, when the smell is otherwise intact.”
“I was born with anosmia, which is a fancy way of saying I’ve never been able to smell.”
“Or people with anosmia suing perfume manufacturers for existing.”
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