ptomaine poisoning

noun

: food poisoning caused by bacteria or bacterial products

Word History

First Known Use

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 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

ptomaine poisoning

noun
: food poisoning caused by bacteria or their products

Medical Definition

ptomaine poisoning

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

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