Definition of Cadaverine

1. Noun. A colorless toxic ptomaine with an unpleasant odor formed during the putrefaction of animal tissue.

Generic synonyms: Ptomain, Ptomaine



Definition of Cadaverine

1. n. A sirupy, nontoxic ptomaine, C5H14N2 (chemically pentamethylene diamine), formed in putrefaction of flesh, etc.

Definition of Cadaverine

1. Noun. A foul-smelling diamine produced by protein hydrolysis during putrefaction of animal tissue. Cadaverine is a toxic diamine with the formula NH2(CH2)5NH2. Cadaverine is also known by the names 1,5-pentanediamine and pentamethylenediamine. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cadaverine

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Medical Definition of Cadaverine

1. 1,5-pentanediamine. A foul-smelling diamine formed by bacterial decarboxylation of lysine. Chemical name: 1,5-Pentanediamine (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cadaverine

cadambine
cadamine
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cadastral
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cadaver
cadaver dog
cadaveric
cadaveric rigidity
cadaveric spasm
cadaverine (current term)
cadaverines
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cadaverousness
cadavers
caddice
caddice-fly
caddice fly
caddices
caddie
caddied
caddies
caddis
caddis-fly

Literary usage of Cadaverine

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1. Diet in Health and Disease by Julius Friedenwald, John Ruhräh (1907)
"Moreover, the statement of Lawrow (12) that cadaverine and putrescine appear on very intense and long-continued pepsin digestion (gastric autodigestion), ..."

2. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen (1896)
"After removing the •alcohol hy evaporation, the benzoic acid can be extracted by agitating with ether, and the cadaverine then precipitated as ..."

3. Ptomaïnes and Leucomaïnes, and Bacterial Proteids: Or the Chemical Factors by Victor Clarence Vaughan, Frederick George Novy (1891)
"It appears, however, to be isomerie with cadaverine and ... In its reactions it behaves the same as cadaverine, except that it gives an amorphous ..."

4. Emil Von Behring: Infectious Disease, Immunology, Serum Therapy by Derek S. Linton (2005)
"Proceeding from this result, Behring further examined the physiological effects of cadaverine and the reactions between cadaverine and iodoform. ..."

5. Flesh Foods, with Methods for Their Chemical, Microscopical, and by Charles Ainsworth Mitchell (1900)
"... which is very poisonous, causes dilation of the pupils of the eye and convulsions. The diamines (putrescine, cadaverine, ..."

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