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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: sper'men

Definition: A polyamine found in some bacteria; associated with nucleic acids in some viruses; found in human sperm; important in cell and tissue growth; N,N-bis(3-aminopropyl)-1,4-diaminobutane.

Synonym(s): gerontine, musculamine, neuridine

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