- liable to become putrid.
- a putrescible substance.
Origin of putrescible
1790–1800; < Latin putrēsc(ere) to grow rotten + -ible
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- liable to become putrid
- a putrescible substance
C18: from Latin putrescere to decay
- Subject to putrefaction.
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