2. Inflammation of the armpit lymph nodes.
In this situation, a psychiatric explanation for a fetish is the reference to nonsexual parts of the body (the armpits) that arouse sexual excitement in some people.
2. Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) of the axillary (armpit) areas.
2. A neoplasm in the axilla; a neoplasm refers to a new and abnormal growth of tissue, which may be benign or cancerous.
2. Bromidrosis or the fetid or foul smelling of perspiration of the axillae (armpits).
3. Etymology: from Greek tragomaschalos, "with smelling armpits", from tragos, "goat" + maschale, the "axilla" (the hollow place under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder).
Since trago is Greek for "goat", we may assume that such perspiration is a reference to stinking like a "billy" goat which sprays urine on himself in order to sexually attract or appeal to female goats. Male goats (bucks) that have been castrated after about two weeks (called wethers) do not stink and are said to be much friendlier than the bucks that have not been castrated.
One goat owner wrote, "No beating about the bush, billy goats stink. They 'spray' themselves with their own urine. Apparently it is supposed to make them attractive to the females."
"Wethers (desexed males) make the best pets, as they do not come into season like females and they do not stink like (uncastrated) bucks."
A definition of a wether: a male sheep (ram) or goat (buck) that has been castrated before becoming sexually mature.