fetor

fetor

[fee-ter]
noun
a strong, offensive smell; stench.
Also, foetor.


Origin:
1475–1500; < Latin, equivalent to fēt- (stem of fētēre to stink) + -or -or1; replacing earlier fetour < Middle French < Latin fētōr-, stem of fētor

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fetor or foetor (ˈfiːtə, -tɔː, ˈfiːtə, -tɔː)
 
n
an offensive stale or putrid odour; stench
 
[C15: from Latin, from fētēre to stink]
 
foetor or foetor
 
n
 
[C15: from Latin, from fētēre to stink]

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fetor fe·tor (fē'tər, -tôr')
n.
A very offensive odor.

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