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A syrupy, colorless, foul-smelling polyamine, C5H14N2, produced in decaying animal tissue by the decarboxylation of lysine.


(Biochemistry) a toxic diamine with an unpleasant smell, produced by protein hydrolysis during putrefaction of animal tissue. Formula: NH2(CH2)5NH2


(kəˈdæv əˌrin)

a colorless, viscous, toxic ptomaine, C5H14N2, having an offensive odor, formed by the action of bacilli on meat, fish, and other protein.
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Noun1.cadaverine - a colorless toxic ptomaine with an unpleasant odor formed during the putrefaction of animal tissue
ptomain, ptomaine - any of various amines (such as putrescine or cadaverine) formed by the action of putrefactive bacteria
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Methylamine, putrescine and cadaverine were only detected in exclusively SM and 7:3 ratios.
The most common biogenic amines found in foods are histamine, tyramine, cadaverine, 2-phenylethylamine, spermine, sperm idi ne, putrescine, tryptamine, and agmatine.
His visits have acclimatized him to the smell of cadaverine, which is intensified by the midday heat.
When bacteria feeds on protein-rich diseased gum tissue, this process produces chemicals cadaverine and putrescine, which smell of rotten flesh.
The basic cadaverine and putrescine, are aliphatic diamines and are causative of the odor of dead animals that originate from the amino acids, arginine and lysine by bacterial decarboxylation.
Cadaverine production by Azospirillum brasilense and its possible role in plant growth promotion and osmotic stress mitigation.
Anchovies are associated with scombroid-poisoning due to biogenic amine contents such as histamine, putrescine and cadaverine.
Cadaverine has an inhibitory effect on enterotoxin activity by preventing full expression of the virulent phenotype, and it has been suggested that there is evolutionary pressure to mutate or delete the cadA gene (12).
to use cadaverine, "a nitrogenous material derived from human corpses.