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fetor hepaticus in Medicine

fetor hepaticus fetor he·pat·i·cus (hĭ-pāt'ĭ-kəs)
n.
A peculiar odor of the breath in individuals with severe liver disease caused by volatile aromatic substances that accumulate in the blood and urine.

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