piperidine

noun
pi·​per·​i·​dine | \ pi-ˈper-ə-ˌdēn How to pronounce piperidine (audio) , pī- \

Definition of piperidine

: a toxic liquid heterocyclic base C5H11N that has a peppery ammoniacal odor and is obtained usually by hydrolysis of piperine

Examples of piperidine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The plant has a few toxic compounds, including coniine, g-coniceine, and piperidine alkaloids. Korin Miller, Health.com, 22 June 2021 In stinging you, the ants also unleashing venom into the sting, which contains a chemical called piperidine. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, 10 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of piperidine

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for piperidine

International Scientific Vocabulary piperine + -idine

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“Piperidine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piperidine. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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piperidine

noun
pi·​per·​i·​dine | \ pī-ˈper-ə-ˌdēn How to pronounce piperidine (audio) \

Medical Definition of piperidine

: a liquid heterocyclic base C5H11N that has a peppery ammoniacal odor and is obtained usually by hydrolysis of piperine

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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about piperidine

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