fish odour
a genetic disorder giving a rotting fish odour to a person\'s breath, urine and sweat. Caused by lack of an enzyme that would process an odour-causing protein, trimethylamine. Also called fish odour syndrome

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Fish — /fish/, n. Hamilton, 1808 93, U.S. statesman: secretary of state 1869 77. * * * I Any of more than 24,000 species of cold blooded vertebrates found worldwide in fresh and salt water. Living species range from the primitive lampreys and hagfishes… …   Universalium

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  • fish — fishless, adj. /fish/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) fishes, v. n. 1. any of various cold blooded, aquatic vertebrates, having gills, commonly fins, and typically an elongated body covered with …   Universalium

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  • weedy odour — blackberry odour (an odour found in some fish flesh caused by dimethylsulphide formed from dimethyl ß propiothetin in the diet when fish feed on pteropods such as Spiratella retroversa and S. helicina, e.g. in mackerel and cod respectively.… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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