from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Blood poisoning resulting from the absorption of the products of putrefaction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A condition of blood-poisoning due to the absorption of toxins produced by saprophytes.

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

  • noun blood poisoning caused by putrefactive bacteria; results from eating putrefied matter


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