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putrescent

adjective pu·tres·cent \-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: 1624
Medical Dictionary

putrescent

adjective pu·tres·cent \pyü-ˈtres-ənt\

Medical Definition of PUTRESCENT

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

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