Origin of putrefaction
Related formspu·tre·fac·tive, pu·tre·fa·cient [pyoo-truh-fey-shuh nt] /ˌpyu trəˈfeɪ ʃənt/, adjective
Examples from the Web for putrefactive
A body poisoned by phosphorus does not exhibit a tendency to putrefactive decomposition within the usual period.
The amyloid material is remarkable for its power to resist the action of chemical agents and putrefactive decomposition.
Lime also plays an essential part in assisting the putrefactive fermentation.Animal Proteins|Hugh Garner Bennett
It is very strong in taste and smell, due to putrefactive germs that are added to the milk in its manufacture.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
The ptomaines are all decomposition products resulting from the putrefactive decay of proteins caused by moulds or bacteria.The Chemistry of Plant Life|Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher