/ (pjuːˈtrɛsiːn, -ɪn) /
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a colourless crystalline amine produced by decaying animal matter; 1,4-diaminobutane. Formula: H 2 N(CH 2) 4 NH 2
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Word Origin for putrescine
C20: from Latin putrescere + -ine ²
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Medical definitions for putrescine
[ pyōō-trĕs′ēn ]
A crystalline, slightly poisonous, colorless, foul-smelling ptomaine produced by the decarboxylation of ornithine, especially in decaying animal tissue.
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