Definition of Putrescine

1. Noun. A colorless crystalline ptomaine with a foul odor that is produced in decaying animal matter.

Generic synonyms: Ptomain, Ptomaine



Definition of Putrescine

1. Noun. A diamine, NH2(CH2)4NH2 (1,4-diaminobutane or butanediamine). It is produced by the breakdown of amino acids in living and dead organisms. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Putrescine

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Putrescine

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Literary usage of Putrescine

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1. 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, ..."

2. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen, Henry Leffmann (1896)
"putrescine has been found in the urine and faeces in cases of cystinuria, ... putrescine is a liquid having a peculiar spermatic odour.1 It boils at 135°, ..."

3. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen (1896)
"3 putrescine has been obtained synthetically by the reducing action of sodium ... putrescine has been found in the urine and faeces in cases of cystinuria, ..."

4. An Introduction to Chemical Pharmacology: Pharmacodynamics in Relation to by Hugh McGuigan (1921)
"The relation of putrescine to cystinuria is but little understood. It was suggested that putrescine and other diamines united with cystin to prevent its ..."

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