Origin of putrescinefrom Classical Latin putrescere (see putrescent) + -ine
Origin of putrescineLatin putrēscere to rot ; see putrescent. -ine 2
(countable and uncountable, plural putrescines)
- A diamine, NH2(CH2)4NH2 (1,4-diaminobutane or butanediamine). It is produced by the breakdown of amino acids in living and dead organisms.
putrescine - Medical Definition