ptomaine poisoning

noun

Definition of ptomaine poisoning

:food poisoning caused by bacteria or bacterial products

First Known Use of ptomaine poisoning

1888


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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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