Definition of putrescine in English:


Syllabification: pu·tres·cine
Pronunciation: /pyo͞oˈtresēn


  • An oily amine formed from arginine during putrefaction.
    • Alternative name: 1,4-diaminobutane; chemical formula: C4H12N2
    More 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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