Definitions for cadaverinekəˈdæv əˌrin
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a colorless, viscous, toxic ptomaine, C5H14N2, having an offensive odor, formed by the action of bacilli on meat, fish, and other protein.
Origin of cadaverine:
a colorless toxic ptomaine with an unpleasant odor formed during the putrefaction of animal tissue
A foul-smelling diamine produced by protein hydrolysis during putrefaction of animal tissue. Cadaverine is a toxic diamine with the formula NH(CH)NH. Cadaverine is also known by the names 1,5-pentanediamine and pentamethylenediamine.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A foul-smelling diamine formed by bacterial decarboxylation of lysine.