spermidine

spermidine

[spur-mi-deen, -din]
noun Biochemistry.
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:
1925–30; sperm- + -idine

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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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