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- n. A ptomaine found in putrid cheese and other dairy products, producing symptoms similar to cholera infantum, and possibly identical with diazobenzol.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A ptomaine discovered by Vaughan in putrid cheese and other dairy products, and producing symptoms similar to cholera infantum. Chemically, it appears to be related to, or identical with, diazobenzol.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ptomaïne produced in milk or cheese, the cause of the symptoms of poisoning occasionally observed to follow the eating of ice-cream. It is either identical with or closely related to diazobenzol.
There have been epidemics of poisoning from eating cheese containing _tyrotoxicon_.
This yielded tyrotoxicon as before, showing the tenacious vitality of the poison, and also explaining the fact that the precise cause of poisoning is in many cases so difficult to trace.
_tyrotoxicon_, was isolated by Vaughan  from cheese and various other products of milk, and found to possess the property of producing symptoms of poisoning similar to those that are noted in such cases.
Vaughan has succeeded in showing that this condition is due to the formation of a highly poisonous alkaloid which he has isolated, and which he calls _tyrotoxicon_. [