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Body odor

Body odor, Bromhidrosis or body odour is the smell of bacteria growing on the body.

These bacteria multiply considerably in the presence of sweat, but sweat itself is almost totally odorless.

Body odor is specific to the individual (except for identical twins in the same environment), and can be used to identify people, though this is more often done by dogs than by humans.

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