pythogenesis

pythogenic

[pahy-thuh-jen-ik, pith-uh-]
adjective
originating from filth or putrescence.
Also, pythogenous [pahy-thoj-uh-nuhs, pi-] .


Origin:
1860–65; < Greek pȳ́th(ein) to rot + -o- + -genic

pythogenesis, noun
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