cadaverine

noun
ca·​dav·​er·​ine | \ kə-ˈda-və-ˌrēn How to pronounce cadaverine (audio) \

Definition of cadaverine

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

Examples of cadaverine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The presence of salt slows this fermentation process, promoting lactic acid bacteria that defeat pathogens and such foul-smelling toxins as cadaverine and putrescine. Taras Grescoe, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of cadaverine

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Cadaverine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cadaverine. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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cadaverine

noun
ca·​dav·​er·​ine | \ kə-ˈdav-ə-ˌrēn How to pronounce cadaverine (audio) \

Medical Definition of cadaverine

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

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