Definition of mephitis in English:

mephitis

Syllabification: me·phi·tis
Pronunciation: /məˈfītis/

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

  • 1A noxious gas emanating from something, especially from the earth.
  • 1.1A foul or poisonous stench.

Origin

early 18th century: from Latin.

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