Ptomaine - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtoʊmeɪn|  American pronunciation of the word ptomaine
Brit.  |ˈtəʊmeɪn|  British pronunciation of the word ptomaine

noun

- any of various amines (such as putrescine or cadaverine) formed by the action of putrefactive bacteria (syn: ptomain)
- a term for food poisoning that is no longer in scientific use; food poisoning was once thought to be caused by ingesting ptomaines
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