cadaverine


ca·dav·er·ine

noun \kə-ˈda-və-ˌrēn\

Definition of CADAVERINE

:  a syrupy colorless poisonous ptomaine C5H14N2 formed by decarboxylation of lysine especially in putrefaction of flesh

First Known Use of CADAVERINE

1887

ca·dav·er·ine

noun \kə-ˈdav-ə-ˌrēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CADAVERINE

: a syrupy colorless poisonous ptomaine C5H14N2 formed by decarboxylation of lysine especially in putrefaction of flesh

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