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

First Known Use of piperidine

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for piperidine

International Scientific Vocabulary piperine + -idine

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about piperidine

Time Traveler for piperidine

Time Traveler

The first known use of piperidine was in 1854

See more words from the same year

Statistics for piperidine

Cite this Entry

“Piperidine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piperidine. Accessed 15 December 2019.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for piperidine

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

More from Merriam-Webster on piperidine

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about piperidine

Comments on piperidine

What made you want to look up piperidine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

delight or enjoyment

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!