capsaicin

noun cap·sa·i·cin \ kap-ˈsā-ə-sən \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

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 and Etymology of capsaicin

irregular from New Latin Capsicum

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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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