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mephitis

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noun me·phi·tis \mə-ˈfī-təs\

Definition of mephitis

  1. :  a noxious, pestilential, or foul exhalation from the earth; also :  stench



Origin and Etymology of mephitis

Latin


First Known Use: 1683


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