Meaning of putrefaction

pu•tre•fac•tion

Pronunciation: (py"tru-fak'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act or process of putrefying; the anaerobic decomposition of organic matter by bacteria and fungi that results in obnoxiously odorous products; rotting.
  2. the state of being putrefied; decay.
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