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bromos = Greek for stench. osme = Greek for smell. Hidrosis = sweat

Body odour, typically due to bacterial metabolism of apocrine secretions.

Typically requires a functional ABCC11 transporter. Conversely, individuals with diminished/defective ABCC11 function due to homozygosity of 538G>A in SNP rs17822931, have a lower tendency to bromhidrosis.[1][2]

ABCC11 is also known as multidrug resistance-associated protein 8 and is a member of the ABC transporter superfamily. The same polymorphism is associated with wet ear wax.[3]