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A.Word.A.Day--anosmiaPronunciation: WAV or RealAudio
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."
This week's theme: Words for ailments and afflictions.
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