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Food poisoning, erroneously believed to be the result of ptomaine ingestion. Not in scientific use.
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(Pathology) a popular term for food poisoning
[C19: because ptomaines were once erroneously thought to be a cause of food poisoning]
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|Noun||1.||ptomaine poisoning - a term for food poisoning that is no longer in scientific use; food poisoning was once thought to be caused by ingesting ptomaines|
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