dysodile

noun

dys·​o·​dile
ˈdisəˌdīl
plural -s
: a hydrocarbon mineral occurring in thin flexible folia and emitting a highly fetid odor when burning

Word History

Etymology

French, from Greek dysōdēs ill-smelling (from dys- + -ōdēs, from ozein to smell) + French -ile

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“Dysodile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dysodile. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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