Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A crystalline polyamine compound, C10H26N4, present in ribosomes and found widely in living tissues along with spermidine. It was originally isolated from semen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A polyamine, N,N'-bis(3-aminopropyl) butane-1,4-diamine, originally extracted from sperm, that is involved in cellular metabolism

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colorless crystalline basic compound, C10H26N4, found, in combination, in spermatic fluid and in the heart and liver of calves.

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Examples

  • One of them is called spermine and one of them is called cadaverine.

    CNN Transcript Sep 10, 2007

  • MORRONE: It ` s still in a fluid state, but these two molecules called spermine and cadaverine, cadaverine is what ` s used to train cadaver dogs.

    CNN Transcript Sep 10, 2007

  • According to Fashionista (via New York Magazine), scientists have developed a wrinkle treatment using spermine, a component of human sperm.

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  • MORRONE: You would find spermine and cadaverine in urine or other bodily fluids that might be secreted, because it ` s like a wine.

    CNN Transcript Sep 10, 2007

  • There are three substances the body produces as it decomposes, cadaverine, spermine, putrescine.

    CNN Transcript Sep 17, 2007

  • I believe in Koch and in spermine and praise God for it.

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  • Handa and Autar Mattoo, a research plant physiologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service and collaborator in the research, had shown earlier that polyamines such as spermidine and spermine enhance nutritional and processing quality of tomato fruits.

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  • The pelleted nuclei were re-suspended in 1 mL of homogenization buffer (10 mM Tris base; 80 mM KCl; 0.1 M EDTA; 10 mM spermidine; 10 mM spermine; 0.5 M sucrose; pH 9.3) and warmed to 45°C for 5 min.

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  • Semen contains a very powerful antioxidant called spermine.

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  • A Scandinavian company called Skinscience makes an entire line of spermine beauty creams.

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