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spermidine

[spur-mi-deen, -din] /ˈspɜr mɪˌdin, -dɪn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a biogenic polyamine, H 2 N(CH 2) 4 NH(CH 2) 3 NH 2 , formed from putrescine, occurring widely in nature and first identified in semen.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; sperm- + -idine
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spermidine in Medicine

spermidine sper·mi·dine (spûr'mĭ-dēn')
n.
A polyamine compound found in ribosomes and living tissues and having various metabolic functions. It was originally isolated from semen.

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