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Synonyms for fetor

a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant

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His scrotal skin had an ulcerative defect of 6x5x5(cm) with foul purulence, and the internal fascia was also covered with fetor pus and necrotic debris.
The term halitosis, also referred to as oral malodor, fetor ex ore, bromopnea and bad breath, is generally used to describe breath odor regardless of its origin.
Ever since Hippocrates described fetor oris and fetor hepaticus in his treatise on breath and disease, doctors have recognized the link between exhaled breath and physiology.
In vain it was to rake for Ambergriese in the paunch of this Leviathan, insufferable fetor denying not inquiry.
First, the Prussian's claims are not based on first-hand observation but rather on hear-say, false testimonies, and bogus theories about the "esterilidad y fetor del terreno, la infecundidad de las mujeres, la abundancia de leche en los pechos de los hombres, la estupidez de los americanos, y de otros mil fenomenos extraordinarios que el, desde su gabinete en Berlin, ha observado mejor que nosotros que hemos estado tantos anos en America" (455).
Other findings of note on physical exam include palmar erythema, large pulsatile spider angiomata, large abdominal wall collateral veins, or fetor hepaticus (breath odor described as sweet, fecal smell), which suggest parenchymal liver disease and portal hypertension (Feldman, 2006; Whiteman & McCormick, 2005).
That women were widely perceived in this culture as having a particular connection with filth, and that the lines through which that connection flowed were primarily sexual, is clearly not something of which Biow is unaware: the association of the female body with fetor and defecation within misogynistic literature is, for example, noted in passing in his discussion of the Corbaccio.
There were good reasons for the British government to stop it: the fetor of scandal, the muffled cries of unhappy parents, and occasionally the children.
But even in the absence of such stellar accomplishments, I would crown Barney with yet another diadem simply because I am sick to death of listening to know-nothing creeps trash him, their "critiques" rank with the fetor of invidium and sour grapes.
On one occasion, she mentioned a long-standing history of fetor (an unpleasant odor) emanating from her left nostril and ipsilateral nasal obstruction.
The chapter opens with an epigraph from Sir Thomas Browne's Vulgar Errors: "In vain it was to rake for Ambergriese in the paunch of this Leviathan, insufferable fetor denying that inquiry" (402).
Yet in time it seemed as if all this fetor did not emanate solely from the barrack; the unending, rankly decaying autumn reeked of iodoform, pitch and typhus as well; the same effluvia rose from the lowering, turbid sky that seemed day and night to seep its liquidity through an impermeable sieve, and the overcast days reeked in much the same way, the days of autumn one thousand nine hundred and twenty-one.
A: Nephrology nurses from years past will remember patients who presented in extreme late stages of uremia, with "uremic frost" over the skin, breath with the unmistakable "uremic fetor," myoclonus, nausea, pruritus, and hiccups .
So close did the horses come to him that he smelled the fetor of their muzzles.