Synonyms of ptomaine


1. ptomaine, ptomain, amine, aminoalkane

usage: any of various amines (such as putrescine or cadaverine) formed by the action of putrefactive bacteria

2. ptomaine, ptomaine poisoning, food poisoning, gastrointestinal disorder

usage: a term for food poisoning that is no longer in scientific use; food poisoning was once thought to be caused by ingesting ptomaines

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