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  1. parosmianoun

    A distorted sense of smell, often resulting in phantom, non-existent, and mostly unpleasant, smells.


  1. Parosmia

    Parosmia, also known as troposmia or cacosmia, is an olfactory dysfunction that is characterized by the inability of the brain to properly identify an odor’s “natural” smell. What happens instead is that the natural odor is transcribed into what is most often described as an unpleasant aroma, typically a “‘burned,’ ‘rotting,’ ‘fecal,’ or ‘chemical’ smell.” There are instances, however, of pleasant odors. This is more specifically called euosmia.

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  1. Parosmia

    pa-ros′mi-a, n. a perversion of the sense of smell. [Gr. para, beside, osmē, smell.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parosmia in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parosmia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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    • A. dependable
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