tetanin

Tetanin

Tet"a*nin\, n. (Physiol. Chem.) A poisonous base (ptomaine) formed in meat broth through the agency of a peculiar microbe from the wound of a person who has died of tetanus; -- so called because it produces tetanus as one of its prominent effects.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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