tryptamine

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trypt·​amine | \ ˈtrip-tə-ˌmēn How to pronounce tryptamine (audio) \

Definition of tryptamine

: a crystalline amine C10H12N2 derived from tryptophan

First Known Use of tryptamine

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tryptamine

trypt(ophan) + amine

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“Tryptamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tryptamine. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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tryptamine

noun
trypt·​amine | \ ˈtrip-tə-ˌmēn How to pronounce tryptamine (audio) \

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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