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1. Bringing about putrefaction.
2. Of, relating to, or characterized by putrefaction.
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Adj.1.putrefactive - causing or promoting bacterial putrefaction
infected, septic - containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms; "a septic sore throat"; "a septic environment"; "septic sewage"
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And scattered about it, some in their over- turned war-machines, some in the now rigid handling- machines, and a dozen of them stark and silent and laid in a row, were the Martians--DEAD!--slain by the putrefactive and disease bacteria against which their systems were unpre- pared; slain as the red weed was being slain; slain, after all man's devices had failed, by the humblest things that God, in his wisdom, has put upon this earth.
Therefore, the relative abundance of putrefactive organisms was more than that of the salt additive group, such as Toxicocladosporium and Erythrobasidium, but far less than the control group.
Second, the natural fermentation of food by lactic acid-producing microbes inhibited the growth of putrefactive organisms.
Putrefactive bacteria increase Clostridium perfringens in numbers in this last case (33).
Once transiting to the intestine, the higher pH will cause chitosan to gel, trapping the bound fat and contributing to faster transit time as well as reduced putrefactive activity."
Vitreous humor has a relatively large volume (approximately 2 ml in humans and 1.7 [+ or -] 0.86 ml in canine eye), it can be obtained fairly easily post-mortem and tends to be less susceptible to contamination and putrefactive effects for at least 72 hours (Gilger et al., 2005)
The extra lactose present in breast milk creates an intestinal environment favorable for lactosefermenting rather than putrefactive bacteria, decreasing the likelihood of infection; it is helpful in the synthesis of certain vitamins, and increases the absorption of calcium and iron (Thompkinson and Kharb 2007).
This could probably be ascribed to the different types of fermentation (both acidic and putrefactive) which can occur in milk, since its initial microbial load is heterogeneous.
candidum culture regulates the pH to 4.4 and hinders the growth of putrefactive bacteria.
It contains 13 chapters that describe errors in estimating the time since death; early work in the field; supravitality in tissues; rigor mortis; postmortem lividity; postmortem body cooling and temperature-based methods; autolysis, putrefactive changes, and postmortem chemistry; gastric contents; and practical casework.
Vacuum-packaging delays the growth of aerobic putrefactive bacteria and also promotes the growth of lactic bacteria, which in turn produce antimicrobial substances (Puga, Contreras & Turnbull, 1999).