pUtanA f. N. of a female demon (said to cause a partic. disease in children , and to have offered her poisoned breast to the infant Krishna who seized it and sucked away her life ; regarded also as one of the Matris attending upon Skanda , and as a Yogini) a kind of disease in a child (ascribed to the demon Putana Terminalia Chebula a species of Valeriana; w.r. for {pRtanA}