ptomaine poisoning

noun

Definition of ptomaine poisoning

: food poisoning caused by bacteria or bacterial products

First Known Use of ptomaine poisoning

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ptomaine poisoning was in 1888

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“Ptomaine poisoning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ptomaine%20poisoning. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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ptomaine poisoning

noun

Medical Definition of ptomaine poisoning

: food poisoning caused by bacteria or bacterial products not used technically

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