Definition of Fetor

1. Noun. A distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant.

Exact synonyms: Foetor, Malodor, Malodour, Mephitis, Reek, Stench, Stink
Generic synonyms: Odor, Odour, Olfactory Perception, Olfactory Sensation, Smell
Specialized synonyms: Niff, Pong
Derivative terms: Mephitic, Reek, Stink, Stinky



Definition of Fetor

1. n. A strong, offensive smell; stench; fetidness.

Definition of Fetor

1. Noun. An unpleasant smell. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fetor

1. an offensive odor [n -S]

Medical Definition of Fetor

1. A very offensive odour. Origin: L. An offensive smell, fr. Feteo, to stink (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fetor

fetofetal transfusion
fetoglobulins
fetography
fetologies
fetologist
fetologists
fetology
fetomaternal
fetomaternal transfusion
fetometry
fetopathies
fetopathy
fetoplacental
fetoprotein
fetoproteins
fetor (current term)
fetor hepaticus
fetor oris
fetors
fetoscope
fetoscopes
fetoscopies
fetoscopy
fetotoxic
fetotoxicity
fets
fett
fetta
fettas
fetted

Literary usage of Fetor

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1891)
"It is generally but not invariably associated with fever, but in such cases the fever almost always precedes the fetor by a considerable interval. ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1909)
"(9) fetor Oris.—The practitioner is frequently consulted for foul breath, and is daily made aware ... The fetor oris from this cause is quite distinctive. ..."

3. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"fetor oris (Bad Breath) fetor oris, or bad breath, is common in all ages, and has many different causes. By the laity it is almost always thought to be due ..."

4. The Breath, and the Diseases which Give it a Fetid Odor. With Directions for by Joseph William Howe (1894)
"Mercurial fetor. — Remedies. — Bad Breath from Arsenic, Lead, Antimony, ... In those days, mercurial fetor and salivation were an ordinary occurrence. ..."

5. A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine by George Bacon Wood (1866)
"These substances may at least correct the fetor of the contents of the alimentary canal, and thus prevent the absorption of offensive substances, ..."

6. Therapeutic Guide: The Most Important Results of More Than Forty Years by Gottlieb Heinrich Georg Jahr (1892)
"fetor of the mouth.—If this trouble sets in unaccompanied by any other morbid symptoms, the most efficient remedies for it are Arsen., Carbo veg., Arn., ..."

7. A Manual of the practice of medicine by Arthur Albert Stevens (1915)
"fetor OF THE BREATH This is often due to local inflammation, as chronic rhinitis, pyorrhea alveolari», tonsillitis, etc., to the retention of decomposing ..."

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