putrescent


pu·tres·cent

adjective \-sənt\

Definition of PUTRESCENT

1
:  undergoing putrefaction :  becoming putrid
2
:  of or relating to putrefaction

Origin of PUTRESCENT

Latin putrescent-, putrescens, present participle of putrescere to grow rotten, inchoative of putrēre
First Known Use: 1732

pu·tres·cent

adjective \pyü-ˈtres-ənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PUTRESCENT

1
: undergoing putrefaction : becoming putrid
2
: of or relating to putrefaction

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