The term hyperosmia comes from the Greek words huper (to exceed a certain boundary) and osmè (smell, stink, fragrant, odour, scent, perfume). It is used to denote a " chemosensory disorder characterized by an increased odour sensitivity to some or all odorants. Hyperosmia may also be classified as a type of "hyperaesthesia. The term is used in opposition to hyposmia. Hyper-osmia is classified as an "olfactory illusion (i.e. a smell illusion) or as a chemosensory disorder.
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  • hyperosmia — noun Hypersensitivity of the sense of smell. Ant: hyposmia See Also: hyperosmic …   Wiktionary

  • hyperosmia — An exaggerated or abnormally acute sense of smell. SYN: olfactory hyperesthesia, hyperesthesia olfactoria. [hyper + G. osme, sense of smell] * * * hy·per·os·mia .hī pə räz mē ə n extreme acuteness of the sense of smell * * * n. an abnormally… …   Medical dictionary

  • hyperosmia — n. abnormally keen sense of smell …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • hyperosmia — /haɪpəˈroʊzmiə/ (say huypuh rohzmeeuh) noun increased acuteness in the sense of smell. {hyper + Greek osm(ē) smell + ia} …   Australian English dictionary

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