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ptomaine

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pto=maine

CIDE DICTIONARY

ptomainen. [From Gr. a dead body.].
     One of a class of animal bases or alkaloids formed in the putrefaction of various kinds of albuminous matter, and closely related to the vegetable alkaloids; a cadaveric poison. The ptomaines, as a class, have their origin in dead matter, by which they are to be distinguished from the leucomaines.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

ptomaine, n. any of various amine compounds, some toxic, in putrefying animal and vegetable matter.

Idiom
ptomaine poisoning archaic food poisoning.
Etymology
F ptoma{iuml}ne f. It. ptomaina irreg. f. Gk ptoma corpse

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