- a condition of having offensive-smelling breath; bad breath.
Origin of halitosis
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- the state or condition of having bad breath
C19: New Latin, from Latin hālitus breath, from hālāre to breathe
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Word Origin and History for halitosis
"bad breath," 1874, coined from Latin halitus "breath," related to halare "to breathe" + Greek-based noun suffix -osis.
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- The condition of having foul-smelling breath.fetor ex ore
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