cadaverine

[ kuh-dav-uh-reen ]
/ kəˈdæv əˌrin /
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noun Biochemistry.

a colorless, viscous, toxic ptomaine, C5H14N2, having an offensive odor, formed by the action of bacilli on meat, fish, and other protein: used in polymerization and biological research.

Nearby words

  1. cadaga,
  2. cadaster,
  3. cadastral,
  4. cadastre,
  5. cadaver,
  6. cadaverous,
  7. cadbury,
  8. cadcam,
  9. caddice,
  10. caddicefly

Origin of cadaverine

First recorded in 1885–90; cadaver + -ine2


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British Dictionary definitions for cadaverine

cadaverine

/ (kəˈdævəˌriːn) /

noun

a toxic diamine with an unpleasant smell, produced by protein hydrolysis during putrefaction of animal tissue. Formula: NH 2 (CH 2) 5 NH 2
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Medicine definitions for cadaverine

cadaverine

[ kə-dăvə-rēn′ ]

n.

A syrupy, colorless, fuming ptomaine formed by the carboxylation of lysine by bacteria in decaying animal flesh.

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