ptomaine poisoning
noun Date: 1893 food poisoning caused by bacteria or bacterial products

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  • ptomaine poisoning — n food poisoning caused by bacteria or bacterial products not used technically …   Medical dictionary

  • ptomaine poisoning — n. former term for FOOD POISONING (erroneously thought to be caused by ptomaines) …   English World dictionary

  • ptomaine poisoning — noun a term for food poisoning that is no longer in scientific use; food poisoning was once thought to be caused by ingesting ptomaines • Syn: ↑ptomaine • Hypernyms: ↑food poisoning, ↑gastrointestinal disorder * * * noun : food poisoning * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • ptomaine poisoning — (erroneously) food poisoning thought to be caused by ptomaine. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • ptomaine poisoning — /təmeɪn ˈpɔɪzənɪŋ/ (say tuhmayn poyzuhning) noun 1. a toxic condition caused by the consumption of ptomaines. 2. Obsolete food poisoning …   Australian English dictionary

  • ptomaine poisoning — A stomach disorder caused by the eating of food containing toxic bacilli. Newsoms v Commercial Cas. Ins. Co. 147 Va 471, 137 SE 456, 52 ALR 363 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • poisoning — n. blood; food; lead; ptomaine poisoning * * * [ pɔɪz(ə)nɪŋ] food lead ptomaine poisoning blood …   Combinatory dictionary

  • ptomaine — n. any of various amine compounds, some toxic, in putrefying animal and vegetable matter. Phrases and idioms: ptomaine poisoning archaic food poisoning. Etymology: F ptomaiumlne f. It. ptomaina irreg. f. Gk ptoma corpse …   Useful english dictionary

  • poisoning — Synonyms and related words: adulteration, autointoxication, bane, befouling, beheading, blood, blood poisoning, bloodletting, bloodshed, braining, burning, capital punishment, contamination, corruption, crucifixion, dealing death, decapitation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ptomaine — denoting a kind of compound formerly associated with food poisoning, is pronounced toh mayn, with the initial p silent …   Modern English usage

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