1. Origination from decaying matter. 2. The causation of decay. [G. pytho, to decay, + genesis, origin]

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py·tho·gen·e·sis (pi″tho-jenґə-sis) [Gr. pythein to rot + -genesis] the origination of a process of decay or decomposition.

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  • pythogenic — pythogenesis, n. /puy theuh jen ik, pith euh /, adj. originating from filth or putrescence. Also, pythogenous /puy thoj euh neuhs, pi /. [1860 65; < Gk pýth(ein) to rot + O + GENIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • pythogenic —   a. due to or causing dirt or decay.    ♦ pythogenesis, n.    ♦ pythogenetic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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