Origin of putrefaction
Examples from the Web for putrefaction
Under this head are also rightly ranked the phenomena of putrefaction.Louis Pasteur|Ren Vallery-Radot
The element which I breathed appeared to have stagnated into noxiousness and putrefaction.Arthur Mervyn|Charles Brockden Brown
It gives one a shock of surprise to see so rich a garb adorn those workers in putrefaction.The Life of the Fly|J. Henri Fabre
The Greenlanders consider extreme cold as favorable to putrefaction.Library Notes|A. P. Russell
Experimentally he showed that the presence of the bacilli which produce lactic acid inhibited the process of putrefaction.
Word Origin and History for putrefaction
c.1400, from Old French putrefaction (14c.), from Latin putrefactionem (nominative putrefactio), noun of action from past participle stem of putrefacere "to make rotten," from putrere "to be rotten" (see putrid) + facere "to make, do" (see factitious).