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Related to fetor: fetor hepaticus, fetor oris


 (fē′tər, -tôr′) also foe·tor (fē′tər)
A strong, offensive odor. See Synonyms at stench.

[Middle English fetoure, from Latin fētor, from fētēre, to stink.]


(ˈfiːtə; -tɔː) or


an offensive stale or putrid odour; stench
[C15: from Latin, from fētēre to stink]


(ˈfi tər)

an offensive smell; stench.
[1475–1500; (< Middle French) < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fetor - a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasantfetor - 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


n. fetor, mal olor, hedor.
References in classic literature ?
In vain it was to rake for Ambergriese in the paunch of this Leviathan, insufferable fetor denying not inquiry.
During the transit, he sat with raised glasses in the frosty chill and mouldy fetor of his chariot, and glanced out sidelong on the holiday face of things, the shuttered shops, and the crowds along the pavement, much as the rider in the Tyburn cart may have observed the concourse gathering to his execution.
1 Other terms include bad breath, breath odour, foul smells, foul breath, fetor ex ore, oral malodour and offensive breath.
Spider nevi, Palmar erythema, Changes in nail--Muehrcke's nails, Terry nails, Clubbing and hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, Dupuytren's contracture, Gynecomastia, Testicular atrophy, Splenomegaly, Ascites, Caput medusae Cruveilhier-Baumgarten murmur, Fetor hepaticus, Jaundice, Asterixis.
The most common symptoms were crusting (100%) and fetor (97.
The fetor of feces is absorbed in everyair molecule.
Ya en el siglo XX Thomas Mann desarrollo su Do fetor Faustus, novela basada en el pacto del musico Adrian Leverkuhn con Mefistofeles, motivado por su ambicion de convertirse en un genio.
Lentoid, in a fetor, with gin dim, for ajar of midnight I wrote fan "Idiot Nel" a line--so
I'm sure very few haven't experienced an encounter with someone suffering from chronic, fetor oris, ozostomia, orstomatodysodia .
It distils such exquisite winds out of such infused fetor,
Physical findings included fetor hepaticus, asterixis and focal neurological abnormalities like increased deep tendon reflexes, unilateral or bilateral upgoing plantars and other findings like ataxia, dysarthria and tremor.
Rectal examination of the patient at the Bozeman's position found two openings at the 3 and 9 o'clock of the anus, from which yellow fetor pus was noticed.