Dictionary Results for ptomaine


1. ptomaine - noun

· any of various amines (such as putrescine or cadaverine) formed by the action of putrefactive bacteria

Synonym(s): ptomain

Hypernym(s): amine, aminoalkane




2. ptomaine - noun

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

Synonym(s): ptomaine_poisoning

Hypernym(s): food_poisoning, gastrointestinal_disorder





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