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- n. A ptomaine obtained from putrid flesh and herring brines.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A toxic alkaloid (ptomaine) obtained from putrid flesh and from herring brines. As a poison it is said to execute profuse diarrhoea, vomiting, and intestinal inflammation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A poisonous ptomaine obtained from putrefying liver and other organs.
Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)