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halitosis

[ hal-i-toh-sis ]
/ ˌhæl ɪˈtoʊ sɪs /
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noun
a condition of having unpleasant-smelling breath.
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Also called bad breath .

Origin of halitosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1870–75; see origin at halitus, -osis
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British Dictionary definitions for halitosis

halitosis
/ (ˌhælɪˈtəʊsɪs) /

noun
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

halitosis
[ hăl′ĭ-tōsĭs ]

n.
The condition of having foul-smelling breath.fetor ex ore
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