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Subject to putrefaction.

[French, from Old French, from Late Latin putrēscibilis, from Latin putrēscere, to rot; see putrescent.]
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(Biology) liable to become putrid
(Biology) a putrescible substance
[C18: from Latin putrescere to decay]
puˌtresciˈbility n
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(pyuˈtrɛs ə bəl)

liable to become putrid.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.putrescible - liable to decay or spoil or become putrid
perishable - liable to perish; subject to destruction or death or decay; "this minute and perishable planet"; "perishable foods such as butter and fruit"
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