Tetanin

Tet´a`nin


n.1.(Physiol. Chem.) A poisonous base (ptomaine) formed in meat broth through the agency of a peculiar microbe from the wound of a person who has died of tetanus; - so called because it produces tetanus as one of its prominent effects.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.