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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But here’s the strange part: VR1 receptors weren’t designed to detect capsaicin.
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Origin and Etymology of capsaicin
irregular from New Latin Capsicum
First Known Use: 1876See Words from the same year
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