cadaverine cadaverine

Definition(s):

  • (n) a colorless toxic ptomaine with an unpleasant odor formed during the putrefaction of animal tissue

Usage(s):

  1. The new fibre (made of complex nitrogen compounds, among them cadaverine), as silky as silk itself, can be produced in sizes one-tenth to one-seventy-fifth finer than silk .
  2. Scientists and police detectives alike have long known that decomposing human bodies give off some ghastly smellscaused by the emission of the aptly named gases "cadaverine" and .
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