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A.Word.A.Day--anosmia

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anosmia (an-OZ-mee-uh, -OS-) noun

Absence or loss of the sense of smell.

[New Latin, from Greek an- + osm(e) smell (akin to ozein to smell) + -ia.]

"Lack of smell, or anosmia, may result from a host of ills, from viruses to polyps to diseases like Parkinson's or Alzheimer's."
Joseph V. Amodio; Mood Makers; Good Housekeeping; Nov 1998.

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By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. -Socrates

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