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bromhidrosis

 [bro″mĭ-dro´sis]
the secretion of foul-smelling perspiration.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

brom·hi·dro·sis

(brom'hi-drō'sis),
Fetid or foul-smelling perspiration. Apocrine bromhidrosis affects the axillae after puberty, and eccrine bromhidrosis is generalized, with excessive sweating.
Synonym(s): bromidrosis
[G. bromos, a stench, + hidros, perspiration]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Body odour—e.g., stinky feet
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

bromhidrosis

Medtalk Body odor–eg, stinky feet
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

brom·hi·dro·sis

(brom'hi-drō'sis)
Fetid or foul-smelling perspiration. Apocrine bromhidrosis affects the axillae after puberty, and eccrine bromhidrosis is generalized, with excessive sweating.
[G. bromos, a stench, + hidros, perspiration]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

bromhidrosis

Profuse odorous sweat, especially from the feet, caused by the breakdown of short-chain FATTY ACIDS, especially isovaleric acid.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Bromhidrosis

Bacterial breakdown of sweat and cellular debris resulting in a foul odor.
Mentioned in: Hyperhidrosis
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Hyperhidrosis which he correctly identifies as excess sweating but the smell is due to bromhidrosis which can be linked to excess sweating but usually sweat doesn''t smell.
He also suffers from what the Doctor later identifies as "bromhidrosis," an acute body odour that smells like decaying fish.