[ hal-i-toh-sis ]
/ ˌhæl ɪˈtoʊ sɪs /
a condition of having unpleasant-smelling breath.
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Example sentences from the Web for 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.
British Dictionary definitions for halitosis
/ (ˌhælɪˈtəʊsɪs) /
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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Medical definitions for halitosis
[ hăl′ĭ-tō′sĭs ]
The condition of having foul-smelling breath.fetor ex ore
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