halitosis

[hal-i-toh-sis]
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Origin of halitosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1870–75; see origin at halitus, -osis
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Contemporary Examples of halitosis

  • Otherwise the halitosis of the old, their extreme make up and the heavy jewels they wear on their tired ears, get in the way.

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British Dictionary definitions for halitosis

halitosis

noun
  1. the state or condition of having bad breath

Word Origin for halitosis

C19: New Latin, from Latin hālitus breath, from hālāre to breathe
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Word Origin and History for halitosis
n.

"bad breath," 1874, coined from Latin halitus "breath," related to halare "to breathe" + Greek-based noun suffix -osis.

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halitosis in Medicine

halitosis

[hăl′ĭ-tōsĭs]
n.
  1. The condition of having foul-smelling breath.fetor ex ore
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