A syrupy, colorless, fuming ptomaine, C5H14N2, created by the carboxylation of lysine by micro-organisms in decaying pet flesh.
A foul-smelling diamine from necessary protein hydrolysis during putrefaction of animal muscle. Cadaverine is a toxic diamine with all the formula NH2(CH2)5NH2. Cadaverine is also understood because of the brands 1,5-pentanediamine and pentamethylenediamine.
a colorless poisonous ptomaine with a distressing smell formed during putrefaction of animal muscle