Origin of putrescibleLate Latin putrescibilis
Because of the putrescible tendency of potatoes, they should be stored in a cool dark place.
An example of putrescible used as an adjective is a putrescible vegetable, such as a moist potato in a tightly sealed bag.
Origin of putrescibleFrench from Old French from Late Latin putrēscibilis from Latin putrēscere to rot ; see putrescent .
- P. 273), differences in composition are mainly original, the denser and more anthracitic varieties representing plant substance which has been more completely macerated and deprived of its putrescible constituents before submergence, or of which the deposition had taken place in shallow water, more readily accessible to atmospheric oxidizing influences than the deeper areas where conditions favourable to the elaboration of compounds richer in hydrogen prevailed.
- When Pasteur in 1857 showed that the lactic fermentation depends on the presence of an organism, it was already known from the researches of Schwann (1837) and Helmholtz (1843) that fermentation and putrefaction are intimately connected with the presence of organisms derived from the air, and that the preservation of putrescible substances depends on this principle.