Translation of ptomaine in Spanish:


(p)tomaína, n.

Pronunciation /toʊˈmeɪn/ /ˈtəʊmeɪn/


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    (p)tomaína feminine
    • Being in town, I warily went along to the Colorado Ballet's production of The Nutcracker, a ballet I normally prefer only slightly to ptomaine poisoning.
    • The Mayor and Mayoress of Doncaster had been suffering from ptomaine poisoning, caused by eating pigeon pie provided for their guests at an entertainment at the Mansion House.
    • According to the old Eclectic doctors it proved to be universally successful in the treatment of every case of ptomaine poisoning.
    • He died of ptomaine poisoning contracted from tainted Japanese crabmeat.
    • A serious outbreak of ptomaine poisoning, said to be due to eating ice cream, had occurred.