Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A ptomaine found in putrid cheese and other dairy products, producing symptoms similar to cholera infantum, and possibly identical with diazobenzol.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A ptomaine discovered by Vaughan in putrid cheese and other dairy products, and producing symptoms similar to cholera infantum. Chemically, it appears to be related to, or identical with, diazobenzol.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ptoma├»ne produced in milk or cheese, the cause of the symptoms of poisoning occasionally observed to follow the eating of ice-cream. It is either identical with or closely related to diazobenzol.

Etymologies

New Latin, from Ancient Greek for "cheese". See toxic. (Wiktionary)

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