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- n. body odour
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The secretion of fetid sweat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The secretion of strongly smelling perspiration. Also called bromidrosis.
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Bromhidrosis or body odour also called bromidrosis, osmidrosis and ozochrotia is the smell of bacteria growing on the body.
B.O., bromhidrosis, osmidrosis and ozochrotia, is a perceived unpleasant smell our bodies can give off when bacteria that live on the skin break down sweat into acids - some say it is the smell of bacteria growing on the body, but it really is the result of bacteria breaking down protein into certain acids.
New research shows that a "breast cancer gene" causes osmidrosis and makes earwax wet and sticky