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  • n. A poisonous base (ptomaine) formed in meat broth by a microbe from the wound of a person who has died of tetanus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A poisonous base (ptomaine) formed in meat broth through the agency of a peculiar microbe from the wound of a person who has died of tetanus; -- so called because it produces tetanus as one of its prominent effects.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A toxin (C14H30N2O4) obtained from cultures of the Bacillus tetani.

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tetanus +‎ -in?

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