[ pol-ee-uh-meen, -am-in ]
/ ˌpɒl i əˈmin, -ˈæm ɪn /

noun Chemistry.

a compound containing more than one amino group.

Origin of polyamine

First recorded in 1860–65; poly- + -amine
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Medicine definitions for polyamine


[ pŏl′ē-ə-mēn, -ămēn ]


Any of a group of organic compounds that contain two or more amino groups.

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