noun chav·i·cine \ˈchavəˌsēn, -sə̇n\

Definition of chavicine



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

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Origin and Etymology of chavicine

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

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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