halitosis

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noun hal·i·to·sis \ˌha-lə-ˈtō-səs\

Definition of halitosis

  1. :  a condition of having fetid breath

Origin and Etymology of halitosis

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


First Known Use: 1874


HALITOSIS Defined for English Language Learners

halitosis

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noun hal·i·to·sis \ˌha-lə-ˈtō-səs\

Definition of halitosis for English Language Learners

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


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halitosis

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noun hal·i·to·sis \ˌhal-ə-ˈtō-səs\

Medical Definition of halitosis

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halitoses

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  1. :  a condition of having fetid breath

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