Wondrous Words Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!  Time for new words — check out other Wondrous Words posts over at BermudaOnion’s Weblog.

I only had one new word this week, from my latest book, The Devil’s Star by Jo Nesbo.  This was a completely new word to me, and I bet it’s new for most of you, too:

1. Dysosmia: impairment of olfactory stimuli processing, which can present in a variety of ways, such as the stimuli not activating the olfactory bulb, some odors being interpreted as other odors, or hallucinations of smells.

“Dysosmia, it was called, according to the book Harry had borrowed from Aune, the Crime Squad’s resident psychologist.  A condition of the brain when it refused to recognize some smells…”

What new words did YOU learn this week?

  3 comments for “Wondrous Words Wednesday

  1. March 17, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    You’re right – that’s a new word for me. I doubt I’ll ever have a chance to use it, which is a good thing because I’d have trouble pronouncing it. Thanks for participating.

  2. March 17, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Another new one for me too…. unfortunately I have no words this week.

  3. March 18, 2010 at 8:08 am

    I didn’t know it either. But an interesting word that I’m glad to meet. Thanks!

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