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ptomaine poisoning

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Food poisoning, erroneously believed to be the result of ptomaine ingestion. Not in scientific use.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a term for food poisoning that is no longer in scientific use; food poisoning was once thought to be caused by ingesting ptomaines

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