pi·​per·​a·​zine | \ pi-ˈper-ə-ˌzēn How to pronounce piperazine (audio) , pī- How to pronounce piperazine (audio) \

Definition of piperazine

: a crystalline heterocyclic base C4H10N2 used especially as an anthelmintic

Examples of piperazine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Drugs that would be prohibited include any synthetic cannabinoids as well as piperazines or synthetic cathinones that are not approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Monique Garcia, chicagotribune.com, "Illinois lawmakers weigh ban on all formulas of synthetic pot after deaths," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of piperazine

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for piperazine

International Scientific Vocabulary piperidine + azine

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The first known use of piperazine was in 1889

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“Piperazine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piperazine. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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pi·​per·​a·​zine | \ pī-ˈper-ə-ˌzēn How to pronounce piperazine (audio) \

Medical Definition of piperazine

: a crystalline heterocyclic base C4H10N2 or C4H10N2·6H2O used especially as an anthelmintic

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