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cadaverine: Meaning and Definition of

ca•dav•er•ine

Pronunciation: (ku-dav'u-r?n"), [key]
? n. Biochem.
  1. a colorless, viscous, toxic ptomaine, CHN, having an offensive odor, formed by the action of bacilli on meat, fish, and other protein: used in polymerization and biological research. Also called
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