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Related to parosmia: cacosmia
perversion of the sense of smell.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Distortion or perversion in the perception of an odorant; an unpleasant perception may occur when a normally pleasant odor is present, or the perception may occur when no odorant is present (olfactory hallucination).
[dys- + G. osmē, smell]
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A distortion of the sense of smell, as in smelling odors that are not present.
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parosmiaAudiology Any disorder or perversion of the sense of smell, especially a perception of nonexistent odors
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Any disorder of the sense of smell, especially subjective perception of nonexistent odors.
[para + G. osmē, sense of smell]
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