from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A syrupy, colorless, fuming ptomaine, C5H14N2, formed by the carboxylation of lysine by bacteria in decaying animal flesh.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A foul-smelling diamine produced by protein hydrolysis during putrefaction of animal tissue. Cadaverine is a toxic diamine with the formula NH2(CH2)5NH2. Cadaverine is also known by the names 1,5-pentanediamine and pentamethylenediamine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A sirupy, nontoxic ptomaine, H2N.(CH2)5.NH2 (chemically pentamethylene diamine), formed in putrefaction of flesh, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as cadaveric.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a colorless toxic ptomaine with an unpleasant odor formed during the putrefaction of animal tissue
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In mammals, the structure of many of these decomposition products - with evocative names such as cadaverine - is known.
As they rode, Tom pulled a bottle of cadaverine from his pocket, dabbed some onto his clothes, and then handed the bottle to Benny.
They wear carpet coats, and they know the tricks of moving quietly and using cadaverine to mask their living smells.
He realized that his clothes were probably still ripe with the stench of cadaverine.
Remember when you threw that bottle of cadaverine to me with the cap loose, and I spilled it all over myself?
The cadaverine gave me a couple of seconds, and I rolled under a car.
We have guns and weapons, we have carpet coats, cadaverine.
He fished in his pocket and brought out three vials of cadaverine.
A vendor sold Tom a dozen bottles of cadaverine, which they sprinkled on their clothing, and a jar of peppermint goo that they dabbed on their upper lips, to kill their own sense of smell.
Tom folded the erosion portrait and put it in his pocket, then took out the vial of cadaverine and sprinkled some on his clothes.