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dysosmia

Pronunciation: dis-oz'me-a

Definition: Distortion or perversion in the perception of an odorant; an unpleasant perception may occur when a normally pleasant odor is present, or the perception may occur when no odorant is present (olfactory hallucination).

Synonym(s): parosmia, parosphresia

[dys- + G. osme, smell]

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