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Pronunciation: brom′hi-drō′sis

Definition: 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]

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