Biochem. an amine, CHN, derived from tryptophan and closely related to serotonin
Origin of tryptaminefrom tryptophan + amine
- A crystalline substance, C10H12N2, that is formed in plant and animal tissues from tryptophan and is an intermediate in various metabolic processes.
- Any of various naturally occurring or synthetic derivatives of this compound, many of which have psychoactive properties.
Origin of tryptaminetrypt(ophan) amine
(countable and uncountable, plural tryptamines)