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fetor

[fee-ter] /ˈfi tər/
noun
1.
a strong, offensive smell; stench.
Also, foetor.
Origin
1475-1500
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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British Dictionary definitions for fetor

fetor

/ˈfiːtə; -tɔː/
noun
1.
an offensive stale or putrid odour; stench
Word Origin
C15: from Latin, from fētēre to stink
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Word Origin and History for fetor
n.

"offensive smell," mid-15c., from Latin fetor, foetor, from fetere (see fetid).

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fetor in Medicine

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

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