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fetor

or foe·tor

[ fee-ter ]
/ ˈfi tər /
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noun

a strong, offensive smell; stench.

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Origin of fetor

1475–1500; <Latin, equivalent to fēt- (stem of fētēre to stink) + -or-or1; replacing earlier fetour<Middle French <Latin fētōr-, stem of fētor
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British Dictionary definitions for fetor

fetor

foetor

/ (ˈfiːtə, -tɔː) /

noun

an offensive stale or putrid odour; stench

Word Origin for fetor

C15: from Latin, from fētēre to stink
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Medical definitions for fetor

fetor
[ fētər, -tôr′ ]

n.

A very offensive odor.
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