halitus

halitus

[hal-i-tuhs]
noun, plural halituses.
breath; exhalation; vapor.

Origin:
1655–65; < Latin, equivalent to hāl(āre) to breathe, exhale + -itus suffix of v. action (probably by analogy with spīritus spirit)

halituosity [huh-lich-oo-os-i-tee] , noun
halituous [huh-lich-oo-uhs] , adjective
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halitus hal·i·tus (hāl'ĭ-təs)
n.
An exhalation, as of a breath or vapor.

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