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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Foul-smelling breath; halitosis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A condition in which the breath has an offensive odor.

Etymologies

From Greek ozostomos, having bad breath : ozein, to smell + -stomos, mouthed (from stoma, mouth).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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