What is another word for ptomaine?

Pronunciation: [tˈɒme͡ɪn] (IPA)

Ptomaine refers to a type of toxin that is produced by the breakdown of proteins in certain bacteria. Some potential synonyms for ptomaine may include: bacterial toxin, food poisoning agent, microorganism-produced toxin, tainted protein byproduct, or bacterial waste product. These terms describe the same general concept of a harmful substance resulting from bacterial metabolism. While ptomaine specifically refers to a type of toxin that can cause foodborne illness, these synonyms provide a broader understanding of the different ways in which bacteria can produce toxins that can be harmful to humans and other animals.

What are the hypernyms for Ptomaine?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Ptomaine

Yet at the same time, I continued, this woman was very ill, a case of ptomaine poisoning- "Do you think he can cure that?"
"They Call Me Carpenter"
Upton Sinclair
If we used our noses to test every piece of food that went into our mouths, and refused to eat it if it "smelt bad," we should avoid many an attack of indigestion and ptomaine poisoning.
"A Handbook of Health"
Woods Hutchinson
Then there is ptomaine Tommy's.
"Flowing Gold"
Rex Beach

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