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dysgeusia

Pronunciation: dis-gu'se-a

Definition: Distortion or perversion in the perception of a tastant. An unpleasant perception may occur when a normally pleasant taste is present, or the perception may occur when no tastant is present (gustatory hallucination).

Synonym(s): parageusia

[dys- + G. geusis, taste]

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