Definitions

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  • n. A soluble poison (ptomaine) present in putrid blood. It is also formed in the putrefaction of proteid matter in general.

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  • n. A soluble poison (ptomaine) present in putrid blood. It is also formed in the putrefaction of proteid matter in general.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek putrefaction.

Examples

  • [1707] huetou poieitai semeion ho, 'Aratos;; e koiles murmekes oches ex oea panta thasson anenenkanto.' kaitines ouk o& 129; graphousin, alla hina tous apokeimenous karpous hotan eurota sunagontas aisthontai kai phobethosi phthoran kai sepsin anapheronton, huperballei de pasan epinoian suneseos he tou purou tes blasteseos prokatalepsis.

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

  • * kaitines ouk o& 129; graphousin, alla hina tous apokeimenous karpous hotan eurota sunagontas aisthontai kai phobethosi phthoran kai sepsin anapheronton, huperballei de pasan epinoian suneseos he tou purou tes blasteseos prokatalepsis: [2190] 1

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

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