Definitions for halitosisˌhæl ɪˈtoʊ sɪs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hal•i•to•sisˌhæl ɪˈtoʊ sɪs(n.)
a condition of having offensive-smelling breath; bad breath.
Origin of halitosis:
1870–75; < L hali(tus) breath (hāl(āre) to breathe, exhale+-itus suffix of v. action +-osis
The condition of having stale or foul-smelling breath.
Halitosis or bad breath occurs when noticeably unpleasant odors are exhaled in breathing. Halitosis is estimated to be the third most frequent reason for seeking dental aid, following tooth decay and periodontal disease.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An offensive, foul breath odor resulting from a variety of causes such as poor oral hygiene, dental or oral infections, or the ingestion of certain foods.
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