putrescine

/ (pjuːˈtrɛsiːn, -ɪn) /

noun

a colourless crystalline amine produced by decaying animal matter; 1,4-diaminobutane. Formula: H 2 N(CH 2) 4 NH 2

Word Origin for putrescine

C20: from Latin putrescere + -ine ²
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Medicine definitions for putrescine

putrescine
[ pyōō-trĕsēn ]

n.

A crystalline, slightly poisonous, colorless, foul-smelling ptomaine produced by the decarboxylation of ornithine, especially in decaying animal tissue.
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