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Variant of fetor.


a variant spelling of fetor


(ˈfi tər)

an offensive smell; stench.
[1475–1500; (< Middle French) < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foetor - a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasantfoetor - a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
odour, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, smell, odor - the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
niff, pong - an unpleasant smell
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For example, belief in the existence of a characteristic Jewish stench or foetor judaicus was supposedly widespread enough for Thomas Browne to justify an entire chapter on the question whether 'Jews stinck naturally' in his Pseudodoxia Epidemica (London, 1646).
Il riferimento e al foetor iudaicus, antico topos dell'antisemitismo, che attribuiva a tutti gli ebrei un distinto puzzo di sudicio, mestruazioni e aglio.
1, 2) Other terms used are bad or foul breath, breath malodour, oral malodour, foetor ex-ore, and foetor oris.
These things I have--a withered hand--/ foetor, sweat, the stench of stale oranges, / an undisturbed, unbreathing flame, // and tiny sky creatures buried under the snow.
Halitosis, foetor ex ore, or bad breath, is a condition affec ting comparatively large sec tion of the population .