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tryptamine

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noun trypt·amine \ˈtrip-tə-ˌmēn\

Definition of tryptamine

  1. :  a crystalline amine C10H12N2 derived from tryptophan



Origin and Etymology of tryptamine

tryptophan + amine


First Known Use: 1929


Medical Dictionary

tryptamine

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noun trypt·amine \ˈtrip-tə-ˌmēn\

Medical Definition of tryptamine

  1. :  a crystalline amine C10H12N2 derived from tryptophan; also :  any of various substituted derivatives of this amine of which some are significantly hallucinogenic or neurotoxic




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