putrescent

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adjective pu·tres·cent \-sənt\

Definition of putrescent

  1. 1 :  undergoing putrefaction :  becoming putrid

  2. 2 :  of or relating to putrefaction

Origin and Etymology of putrescent

Latin putrescent-, putrescens, present participle of putrescere to grow rotten, inchoative of putrēre


First Known Use: 1624


Medical Dictionary

putrescent

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adjective pu·tres·cent \pyü-ˈtres-ənt\

Medical Definition of putrescent

  1. 1:  undergoing putrefaction :  becoming putrid

  2. 2:  of or relating to putrefaction


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