anosmia Medicine. the absence of the sense of smell; olfactory anesthesia. Also called anosphrasia. —anosmic, adj. halitosis bad breath; an unpleasant odor emanating from the mouth. mephitis a rank or foul smell, especially one rising from the earth, as from a swamp. —mephitic, mephitical, adj. myropolist Obsolete, a dealer in perfume or unguents. olfactology the branch of medical science that studies the sense of smell. —olfactologist, n. olfactophobia osmophobia. osmatism the ability to perceive odors. —osmatic, adj. osmidrosis an abnormal condition in which the sweat has a very strong odor. osmonosology Medicine. the study of the sense of smell, especially its disorders. —osmonologist, n. osmophobia an abnormal fear of odors. osphresiology Medicine. the sum of information concerning odors and olfaction. Also called osmology. osphresiophilia an inordinate love of smells. osphresiophobia an abnormal dislike of odors. oxyosphresia heightened acuteness of the sense of smell. parosmia Medicine. a disorder of the sense of smell. Also called parosphresia, parosphresis.
- plural form of odor