Definition of Foetor

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

Exact synonyms: Fetor, 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 Foetor

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of fœtor) ¹

2. Noun. (nonstandard spelling of fetor) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Foetor

1. fetor [n -S] - See also: fetor

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foetor

foeticide
foeticides
foetid
foetid bugbane
foetid pothos
foetider
foetidest
foetidness
foetology
foetometry
foetopathies
foetopathy
foetoplacental
foetoprotein
foetoproteins
foetor (current term)
foetors
foetoscope
foetoscopes
foetoscopy
foetotoxic
foetus
foetus in fetu
foetus papyraceus
foetus sanguinolentis
foetuses
fog
fog'gage
fog bow
fog collection

Literary usage of Foetor

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1. Lectures on Clinical Medicine: Delivered at the Hôtel-Dieu, Paris by Armand Trousseau, Pierre Victor Bazire, John Rose Cormack (1870)
"... but the causes of the foetor are so different, and the proper treatment so varied, that I cannot allow the occasion to pass without taking a short ..."

2. A Text-book of practical therapeutics by Hobart Amory Hare (1894)
"... of the feet (excessive sweating with foetor) salicylic acid may be dusted over the parts, or the following powder used: 8. — Apply to the feet. ..."

3. The Diseases of the Nose, Mouth, Pharynx and Larynx: A Textbook for Students by Alfred Bruck (1910)
"On examining, one must see that the mouth is kept shut in order to exclude mouth-foetor (foetor ex ore) from concretions in the tonsils or carious teeth, ..."

4. Lands of the Slave and the Free: Or, Cuba, the United States, and Canada by Henry Anthony Murray (1857)
"Gradually, passenger after passenger produced cigars ; the aroma filled the coach, and the fragrance of the weed triumphed over the foetor of the polecat. ..."

5. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1882)
"It is sui generis, and to recognise it it must have been smelt. It may, however, vary in degree. To what is this foetor due ? It is not due to inflammation, ..."

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