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Ptomaine

Pto´ma`ine
n.1.(Physiol. Chem.) 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.
Noun1.ptomaine - any of various amines (such as putrescine or cadaverine) formed by the action of putrefactive bacteria
Synonyms: ptomain
2.ptomaine - a term for food poisoning that is no longer in scientific use; food poisoning was once thought to be caused by ingesting ptomaines
amine, aminoalkane, cadaverine, ptomain, putrescine
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