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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: kă-koz′mē-ă

Definition: A perceived malodorous smell caused by a fetid substance, temporal lobe epilepsy, or psychosis.

See: dysosmia

[G. kakosmia, a bad smell, fr. kakos, bad, + osmē, the sense of smell]

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