fetor hepaticus

noun

fetor he·​pat·​i·​cus -hi-ˈpat-i-kəs How to pronounce fetor hepaticus (audio)
: a characteristically disagreeable odor to the breath that is a sign of liver failure

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“Fetor hepaticus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/fetor%20hepaticus. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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