bromo-, brom- +

(Greek: stench, stink, bad odor; unpleasant bodily odor; bromine)

Be careful not to confuse this "stink", "bad odor" group with another unit of broma words meaning "food".

There is also a Chemical Element: bromine which requires special attention.

bromhidrosis, bromidrosis
1. Sweat that is fetid or offensive due to bacterial decomposition. It occurs mostly on the feet, in the groin, and under the arms.
2. Also called kakidrosis, cacidrosis, fetid sweat, fetid perspiration, osmidrosis, ozochrotia.

Bromhidrosis, or body odor, is caused by bacteria growing on the body. These bacteria multiply considerably in the presence of sweat, but sweat itself is almost totally odorless. Body odor is associated with the hair, feet, crotch (upper medial thigh), anus, skin in general, breasts, armpits, genitals, and pubic hair.

bromidrosiphobia (s) (noun), bromidrosiphobias (pl)
A mental disorder in which there is an abnormal fear of personal body odors, either of one's own or that of others: Bromidrosiphobia includes extreme anxiety or dread that he or she has a vile smell and it is often accompanied by shame, embarrassment, significant distress, and social isolation even when such fears are really not justified.

When a person has bromidrosiphobia he or she often takes an excessive number of baths or showers in hopes that such a smell will no longer be present.

Profuse bromhidrosis. Also known as, bromohyperidrosis.
Menstruation characterized by an offensive odor.
1. A strong, offensive smell, or stench from the mouth.
2. Foul breath which may be caused by a disease within the mouth (dental caries, severe ulcerative stomatitis, ulceromembranous pharyngitis, etc.) or the nose (ozena, malignant disease, etc.), but frequently defies medical diagnosis.
3. Also known as, halitosis, fetor ex ore, stomatodysodia, and ozostomia.
1. A malodorous and offensive perspiration of the feet; "stinking" feet.
2. Foul-smelling perspiration, or sweating, of the feet.
1. A stench, or a stink, caused by sweating feet.
2. A malodorous perspiration of the feet.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units meaning "smell, odor": arom-; odor-, odori-; olfacto-; osmo-; osphresio-; ozon-.