(pu″trә-fak´shәn) enzymatic decomposition, especially of proteins, with the production of foul-smelling compounds, such as hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, and mercaptans. adj., putrefac´tive., adj.
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• (n.) The condition of being putrefied; also, that which putrefied. • (n.) The act or the process of putrefying; the offensive decay of albuminous or other matter.
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(from the article `fungus`) Fungi secure food through the action of enzymes (biological catalysts) secreted into the surface on which they are growing; the enzymes digest the ... [3 related articles]
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putrefaction, putrefactiveness The process of breaking down by bacterial action; decay. Putrefaction is a complex phenomenon involving a multiplicity of chemical reactions, always accompanied by, and without doubt caused by, bacteria and vibriones; hence, putrefaction is a form of fermentation, and...
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- decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
- (biology) decaying caused by bacterial or fungal action
putrefaction: see decay of organic matter.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: pyū′trĕ-fak′shŭn Definitions: 1. Decomposition or rotting, the breakdown of organic matter usually by bacterial action, resulting in the formation of other substances of less complex constitution with the evolution of ammonia or its derivatives an...
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1) Becoming rotten 2) Decay 3) Rot
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