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putrescine Syllabification: pu·tres·cine
Pronunciation: /pyo͞oˈtresēn/

Definition of putrescine in English:


An oily amine formed from arginine during putrefaction.
  • Alternative name: 1,4-diaminobutane; chemical formula: C4H12N2
Example sentences
  • In plants, putrescine is also produced through an alternative arginine decarboxylase pathway.
  • A safe dose is up to 400 milligrams of putrescine per day.
  • It has been observed at 1063 cm-' for both spermidine and putrescine.
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