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ca•dav•er•ine



Pronunciation: (ku-dav'u-rēn"), [key]
n. Biochem.
a colorless, viscous, toxic ptomaine, C5H14N2, having an offensive odor, formed by the action of bacilli on meat, fish, and other protein: used in polymerization and biological research. Also called pentamethylenediamine.

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