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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ptomaïne first found in decomposing cadavers: a product of bacterial action in most instances, but sometimes formed in the body in the absence of microbes in eases of cystinuria. It is a derivative of lysin, and is known as pentamethylene-diamine (CH2 (NH2)(CH2)4(NH2)).

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