Mydaleine

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mydaleine (Physiol. Chem) A toxic alkaloid (ptomaine) obtained from putrid flesh and from herring brines. As a poison it is said to execute profuse diarrhoea, vomiting, and intestinal inflammation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mydaleine A poisonous ptomaine obtained from putrefying liver and other organs.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. myda^n to be clammy (from decay)