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Loss of the sense of taste; = ageustia.→ ageustia
Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Mason Good (1764–1827), physician and surgeon. From scientific Latin ageusia from a- + ancient Greek γεῦσις sense of taste + scientific Latin -ia.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.