Cadaveric

Ca*dav"er*ic

(?), a. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a corpse, or the changes produced by death; cadaverous; as, cadaveric rigidity. Dunglison.
[1913 Webster]

Cadaveric alkaloid, an alkaloid generated by the processes of decomposition in dead animal bodies, and thought by some to be the cause of the poisonous effects produced by the bodies. See Ptomaine.
[1913 Webster]

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Ca*dav"er*ine

(?), n. Also

-in

}. [From Cadaver and amine.] (Chem.) A sirupy, nontoxic ptomaine, H2N.(CH2)5.NH2 (chemically pentamethylene diamine), formed in putrefaction of flesh, etc.
[Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

 

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