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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A term for food poisoning that is no longer in scientific use; Any of various amines (such as putrescine or cadaverine) formed by the action of putrefactive bacteria.

Usage examples (38)
  • Yeah, that ptomaine is as bad as it gets.
  • Mess around and give everybody ptomaine poisoning.
  • Fourth: More apt to putrefy and thus give ptomaine poisoning.
  • A pessimist looks at an oyster and expects ptomaine poisoning. for more
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