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pythogenic

[pahy-thuh-jen-ik, pith-uh-] /ˌpaɪ θəˈdʒɛn ɪk, ˌpɪθ ə-/
adjective
1.
originating from filth or putrescence.
Also, pythogenous
[pahy-thoj-uh-nuh s, pi-] /paɪˈθɒdʒ ə nəs, pɪ-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Greek pȳ́th(ein) to rot + -o- + -genic
Related forms
pythogenesis, noun
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