cadaverine

[kuh-dav-uh-reen]
noun Biochemistry.
a colorless, viscous, toxic ptomaine, C 5 H 14 N 2 , having an offensive odor, formed by the action of bacilli on meat, fish, and other protein: used in polymerization and biological research.


Origin:
1885–90; cadaver + -ine2

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cadaverine (kəˈdævəˌriːn)
 
n
a toxic diamine with an unpleasant smell, produced by protein hydrolysis during putrefaction of animal tissue. Formula: NH2(CH2)5NH2

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cadaverine ca·dav·er·ine (kə-dāv'ə-rēn')
n.
A syrupy, colorless, fuming ptomaine formed by the carboxylation of lysine by bacteria in decaying animal flesh.

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Cadaverine is the decarboxylation product of the amino acid lysine.
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