pythogenic

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

originating from filth or putrescence.

Nearby words

  1. pythia,
  2. pythiad,
  3. pythian,
  4. pythian games,
  5. pythias,
  6. pythogenous,
  7. python,
  8. pythonesque,
  9. pythoness,
  10. pythonic

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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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