Medical Dictionary

putrefaction

noun pu·tre·fac·tion \ˌpyü-trə-ˈfak-shən\

Medical Definition of PUTREFACTION

1
:  the decomposition of organic matter; especially :  the typically anaerobic splitting of proteins by bacteria and fungi with the formation of foul-smelling incompletely oxidized products
2
:  the state of being putrefied

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