Definition of halitosis
: a condition of having fetid breath
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The halitosis campaign capitalized on several wider trends of the time.
To Archer, the tooth’s form also suggests that the creature would have been safe from bad breath: Their distinct shape would have effectively cleared out rotting food particles that can cause halitosis.
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HALITOSIS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of halitosis for English Language Learners
medical : the condition of having breath that smells bad : bad breath
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