Biochem. an amine, CHN, derived from tryptophan and closely related to serotonin
Origin of tryptamine; from tryptophan + amine
A crystalline substance, C10H12N2, that is formed in plant and animal tissues from tryptophan and is an intermediate in various metabolic processes.
Origin of tryptaminetrypt(ophan) + amine.
(countable and uncountable, plural tryptamines)