enzymatic decomposition, especially of proteins, with the production of foul-smelling compounds, such as hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, and mercaptans. Fermentation.
decomposition of organic matter forming foul smelling by-products.
The process of rotting
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
(biology) decaying caused by bacterial or fungal action