Definitions for "Putrefaction"
enzymatic decomposition, especially of proteins, with the production of foul-smelling compounds, such as hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, and mercaptans. Fermentation.
decomposition, rotting
decomposition of organic matter forming foul smelling by-products.
The act or the process of putrefying; the offensive decay of albuminous or other matter.
The condition of being putrefied; also, that which putrefied.
decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
The post mortem destruction of soft tissues by bacteria and enzymes. Usually evident starting 36-72 hours after death.