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halitosis

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noun hal·i·to·sis \ˌha-lə-ˈtō-səs\

Simple Definition of halitosis

  • medical : the condition of having breath that smells bad : bad breath

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of halitosis

  1. :  a condition of having fetid breath

Origin of halitosis

New Latin, from Latin halitus breath, from halare to breathe — more at exhale


First Known Use: 1874


Medical Dictionary

halitosis

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noun hal·i·to·sis \ˌhal-ə-ˈtō-səs\

Medical Definition of halitosis

plural halitoses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  a condition of having fetid breath




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "halitosis"


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