putrescine

noun pu·tres·cine \ pyü-ˈtre-ˌsēn \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of putrescine

: a crystalline slightly poisonous ptomaine C4H12N2 that occurs in small amounts in virtually all living things

Origin and Etymology of putrescine

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin putrescere


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putrescine

noun pu·tres·cine \ -ˈtres-ˌēn \

medical Definition of putrescine

: a crystalline slightly poisonous ptomaine C4H12N2 that is formed by decarboxylation of ornithine, occurs widely but in small amounts in living things, and is found especially in putrid flesh

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