chavicine

noun
chav·​i·​cine | \ ˈchavəˌsēn, -sə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of chavicine

: an alkaloid C17H19NO3, isomeric with piperine obtained from black pepper as a pungent greenish resinous substance

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History and Etymology for chavicine

International Scientific Vocabulary chavic- (from New Latin Chavica) + -ine

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“Chavicine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chavicine. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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