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2. The Connection Between Taste and Smell

Anosmia, the loss of sense of smell, is another sense disorder. Though taste and smell are inextricably connected, they are separate senses. A person may be able to smell but have ageusia, or taste, but have anosmia. In the latter case, the affected person can identify the basic taste, but not more specific characteristics of a food’s flavor. For example, the food is identifiable as sweet, but not as "cherry."

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