noun Date: 1887 a syrupy colorless poisonous ptomaine C5H14N2 formed by decarboxylation of lysine especially in putrefaction of flesh

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cadavérine — Représentations typologique et 3D de la cadavérin …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cadaverine — Cadaverine …   Wikipedia

  • Cadaverine — Cadavérine Cadavérine Formule semi développée de la cadavérine. Général No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cadaverine — Ca*dav er*ine, n. Also in in . [From {Cadaver} and amine.] (Chem.) A sirupy, nontoxic ptomaine, {H2N.(CH2)5.NH2} (chemically {pentamethylene diamine}), formed in putrefaction of flesh, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cadavérine — ● cadavérine nom féminin Substance formée par décarboxylation de la lysine, lors de la putréfaction cadavérique et dans certaines fermentations bactériennes intestinales …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • cadaverine — [kə dav′ər ēn΄, kə dav′ər in] n. [ CADAVER + INE3] a colorless, putrid smelling, liquid ptomaine, NH2 (CH2) 5NH2, produced by the action of microorganisms on proteins, as in decaying flesh …   English World dictionary

  • cadaverine — noun A foul smelling diamine produced by protein hydrolysis during putrefaction of animal tissue. Cadaverine is a toxic diamine with the formula NH(CH)NH. Cadaverine is also known by the names 1,5 pentanediamine and pentamethylenediamine …   Wiktionary

  • cadaverine — (= 1,5 pentanediamine) Substance formed by microbial action in decaying meat and fish by decarboxylation of lysine. The smell can be imagined. Like many of the other diamines (eg. putrescine) has effects on cell proliferation and differentiation …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • cadaverine — /keuh dav euh reen /, n. Biochem. a colorless, viscous, toxic ptomaine, C5H14N2, having an offensive odor, formed by the action of bacilli on meat, fish, and other protein: used in polymerization and biological research. Also called… …   Universalium

  • cadaverine — 1,5 Pentanediamine; 1,5 diaminopentane; a foul smelling diamine formed by bacterial decarboxylation of lysine; poisonous and irritating to the skin; found in decaying meat and fish. * * * ca·dav·er·ine kə dav ə .rēn n a syrupy colorless poisonous …   Medical dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”