pythogenic

[ pahy-thuh-jen-ik, pith-uh- ]
/ ˌpaɪ θəˈdʒɛn ɪk, ˌpɪθ ə- /

adjective

originating from filth or putrescence.
Also py·thog·e·nous [pahy-thoj-uh-nuh s, pi-] /paɪˈθɒdʒ ə nəs, pɪ-/.

Origin of pythogenic

1860–65; < Greek pȳ́th(ein) to rot + -o- + -genic

OTHER WORDS FROM pythogenic

py·tho·gen·e·sis, noun
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Examples from the Web for pythogenic

  • These words were uttered at a time when the pythogenic theory was more in favour than it is now.

    Louis Pasteur|Ren Vallery-Radot