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A.Word.A.Day--hypogeusia

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hypogeusia (hi-puh-GYOO-zee-uh, zhee-uh, -zhuh) noun

Diminished sensation of taste.

[Hypo- + Greek geus(is) taste + -ia.]

"Diminished acuity of taste, hypogeusia, is more common and often occurs with aging in the absence of a specific pathologic condition." R. Michael Culpepper, When Bitterness Is Sweet--and Sweetness Is Bitter, Consultant, Apr 2000.

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