cadaverine

[kuh-dav-uh-reen]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. 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.

Origin of cadaverine

First recorded in 1885–90; cadaver + -ine2
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British Dictionary definitions for cadaverine

cadaverine

noun
  1. 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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cadaverine in Medicine

cadaverine

[kə-dăvə-rēn′]
n.
  1. A syrupy, colorless, fuming ptomaine formed by the carboxylation of lysine by bacteria in decaying animal flesh.
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