- breath; exhalation; vapor.
Origin of halitus
1655–65; < Latin, equivalent to hāl(āre) to breathe, exhale + -itus suffix of v. action (probably by analogy with spīritus spirit)
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Examples from the Web for halitus
Of the eagles, the most widespread and commonest is the bald eagle (Halitus leucocephalus).Elementary Zoology, Second Edition
Vernon L. Kellogg
The bald eagles (Halitus leucocephalus) were very plentiful and there were several nests built in the vicinity.Trails and Tramps in Alaska and Newfoundland
William S. Thomas
- An exhalation, as of a breath or vapor.
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