cadaverine definition

  • noun:
    • 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
  • others:
    • A sirupy, nontoxic ptomaine, H2N.(CH2)5.NH2 (chemically pentamethylene diamine), formed in putrefaction of flesh, etc.
    • just like cadaveric.

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