putre-, putri-, putid- +

(Latin: rotten, decayed; to be rotten, to become rotten, to decay)

Liable to be putrefied or decayed.
1. A poisonous polyamine formed by bacterial action on the amino acid arginine during putrefaction; found in urine and feces.
2. A crystalline, slightly poisonous, colorless, foul-smelling ptomaine produced by the decarboxylation of ornithine, especially in decaying animal tissue.
3. A colorless crystalline ptomaine with a foul odor that is produced in decaying animal matter.
4. An amine (an organic compound containing nitrogen) associated with putrifying tissue. Associates strongly with DNA. It has been suggested as a growth factor for mammalian cells in culture.
The killing of, or destruction of, that which is putrid.
putrid (PYOO trid) (adjective), more putrid, most putrid
1. Pertaining to something that is decomposed, rotten, and foul-smelling: There was a putrid odor from the meat that Margaret took out of the refrigerator, and she knew that it could not be eaten, so she threw it into the garbage can to be disposed of.
2. A reference to being morally corrupt and foul: The politician was considered to have a putrid character because he was full of illegal activities that were focused on getting him more money.
4. Descriptive of anything that is extremely objectionable or vile: Before the man was captured and sentenced to death, the putrid killer had murdered all four members of his family, including his wife and three children, and ten people in a movie theater.
Extremely objectionable because of moral corruption.
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A condition in which there is rottenness or decay.
A ptomaine developed in the putrefactive processes.
Not putrefied, not corrupted, or not decaying or rotting.

Word families with similar applications about: "decay, rotten; wasting away; putrid, pus" word units: phthisio- (decay, waste away); puro- (pus); pus (viscous fluid via an infection); pustu- (blister, pimple); pyo- (pus; purulent); sapro- (rotten, putrid, putrefaction, decay); sepsi- (decay, rot, putrefactive); suppurant- (festering, forming or discharging pus); tabe- (wasting away, decaying).