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capsaicin

noun cap·sa·i·cin \kap-ˈsā-ə-sən\

Definition of CAPSAICIN

:  a colorless irritant phenolic amide C18H27NO3 found in various capsicums that gives hot peppers their hotness and that is used in topical creams for its analgesic properties
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Origin of CAPSAICIN

irregular from New Latin Capsicum
First Known Use: circa 1890

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capsaicin

noun cap·sa·icin \kap-ˈsā-ə-sən\

Medical Definition of CAPSAICIN

:  a colorless irritant phenolic amide C18H27NO3 found in various capsicums that gives hot peppers their hotness and that is used in topical creams for its analgesic properties—see zostrix

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