piperine


pip·er·ine

noun \ˈpi-pə-ˌrēn\

Definition of PIPERINE

:  a white crystalline alkaloid C17H19NO3 that is the chief active constituent of pepper

Origin of PIPERINE

probably from French pipérine, from Latin piper pepper
First Known Use: 1820

pip·er·ine

noun \ˈpip-ə-ˌrēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PIPERINE

: a white crystalline alkaloid C17H19NO3 that is the chief active constituent of pepper

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