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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.
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Also called pentamethylenediamine.

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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Medical 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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