tryptamine


trypt·amine

noun \ˈtrip-tə-ˌmēn\

Definition of TRYPTAMINE

:  a crystalline amine C10H12N2 derived from tryptophan

Origin of TRYPTAMINE

tryptophan + amine
First Known Use: 1929

trypt·amine

noun \ˈtrip-tə-ˌmēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRYPTAMINE

: 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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