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Medical Term:

mydaleine

Pronunciation: mi-da'le-en

Definition: A poisonous ptomaine formed in putrefying liver and other viscera; it acts specifically on the heart, causing diastolic arrest.

[G. mydaleos, moldy, fr. mydos, dampness]

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