putrescine

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pu·tres·cine

 (pyo͞o-trĕs′ēn)
n.
A colorless, foul-smelling polyamine, C4H12N2, produced in decaying animal tissue by the decarboxylation of ornithine.

[Latin putrēscere, to rot; see putrescent + -ine.]
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putrescine

(pjuːˈtrɛsiːn; -ɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a colourless crystalline amine produced by decaying animal matter; 1,4-diaminobutane. Formula: H2N(CH2)4NH2
[C20: from Latin putrescere + -ine2]
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Noun1.putrescine - a colorless crystalline ptomaine with a foul odor that is produced in decaying animal matter
ptomain, ptomaine - any of various amines (such as putrescine or cadaverine) formed by the action of putrefactive bacteria
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