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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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

Usage examples (14)
  • One is called putrescine, the other is called cadaverine, very pungent smells.
  • Actually there is recent research showing that the use of native yeasts can sometimes produce some noxious substances known as biogenic amines, which include such wonderfully...
  • Some, like the aptly-named "putrescine" and "cadaverine," develop early in the decomposition process.
  • And that is what these dogs are recognizing, putrescine and cadaverine. for more
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