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ptomaine

noun pto·maine \ˈtō-ˌmān, tō-ˈ\

Medical Definition of PTOMAINE

:  any of various organic bases formed by the action of putrefactive bacteria on nitrogenous matter and including some which are poisonous—compare leukomaine

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