putrefaction

  1. decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
  2. (biology) decaying caused by bacterial or fungal action

Putrefaction

Putrefaction is one of seven stages in the decomposition of the body of a dead animal or human. It can be viewed, in broad terms, as the decomposition of proteins in a process that results in the eventual breakdown of cohesion between tissues and the liquefaction of most organs. It is caused due to bacterial or fungal decomposition of organic matt...
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Putrefaction

• (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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putrefaction

(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

(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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putrefaction

1. The act or the process of putrefying; the offensive decay of albuminous or other matter. ... 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 is sometimes called putrefaction fermentat...
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putrefaction

rot noun a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
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Putrefaction

Pu`tre·fac'tion noun [ Latin putrefactio : confer French putréfaction . See Putrefy .] 1. The act or the process of putrefying; the offensive decay of albuminous or other matter. » Putrefaction is a complex phenomenon involving a multiplicity of chemical reactions, ...
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putrefaction

a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
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putrefaction

becoming rotten 
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putrefaction

biological decomposition of organic matter accompanied by the production of a foul smell associated with anaerobic condition.
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putrefaction

biological decomposition of organic matter accompanied by the production of a foul smell associated with anaerobic condition.
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Putrefaction

Biological decomposition of organic matter; associated with anaerobic conditions.
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putrefaction

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 is sometimes called putrefaction fermentative. P...
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putrefaction

putrefaction: see decay of organic matter.
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putrefaction

rotting
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putrefaction

the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
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putrefaction

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 and hydrogen sulfide; characterized usually by the p...
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putrefaction

[n] - decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
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