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tryptamine

[ trip-tuh-meen ]
/ ˈtrɪp təˌmin /
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noun Biochemistry.
a crystalline substance, C10H12N2, that is formed from tryptophan and is involved in various metabolic processes.
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Origin of tryptamine

First recorded in 1925–30; trypt(ophan) + amine
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Medical definitions for tryptamine

tryptamine
[ trĭptə-mēn′ ]

n.
A crystalline substance that is formed in plant and animal tissues from tryptophan and is an intermediate in various metabolic processes.
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