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pythogenic

[pahy-thuh-jen-ik, pith-uh-]
adjective
  1. originating from filth or putrescence.
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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
Related formspy·tho·gen·e·sis, noun
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Historical Examples of 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