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[hal-i-toh-sis] /ˌhæl ɪˈtoʊ sɪs/

a condition of having offensive-smelling breath; bad breath.
the state or condition of having bad breath

“bad breath,” 1874, coined from Latin halitus “breath,” related to halare “to breathe” + Greek-based noun suffix -osis.

halitosis hal·i·to·sis (hāl’ĭ-tō’sĭs)
The condition of having foul-smelling breath. Also called fetor ex ore.


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