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  • n. A ptomaine obtained from putrid flesh and herring brines.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A toxic alkaloid (ptomaine) obtained from putrid flesh and from herring brines. As a poison it is said to execute profuse diarrhoea, vomiting, and intestinal inflammation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A poisonous ptomaine obtained from putrefying liver and other organs.


Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)


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