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.

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  • As they rode, Tom pulled a bottle of cadaverine from his pocket, dabbed some onto his clothes, and then handed the bottle to Benny.

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  • They wear carpet coats, and they know the tricks of moving quietly and using cadaverine to mask their living smells.

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  • He realized that his clothes were probably still ripe with the stench of cadaverine.

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  • Remember when you threw that bottle of cadaverine to me with the cap loose, and I spilled it all over myself?

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  • The cadaverine gave me a couple of seconds, and I rolled under a car.

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  • We have guns and weapons, we have carpet coats, cadaverine.

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  • He fished in his pocket and brought out three vials of cadaverine.

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  • 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.

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  • Tom folded the erosion portrait and put it in his pocket, then took out the vial of cadaverine and sprinkled some on his clothes.

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