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A colorless, foul-smelling polyamine, C4H12N2, produced in decaying animal tissue by the decarboxylation of ornithine.
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(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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|Noun||1.||putrescine - a colorless crystalline ptomaine with a foul odor that is produced in decaying animal matter|
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