piperine

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noun pip·er·ine \ˈpi-pə-ˌrēn\

Definition of piperine

  1. :  a white crystalline alkaloid C17H19NO3 that is the chief active constituent of pepper

Origin and Etymology of piperine

probably from French pipérine, from Latin piper pepper


First Known Use: 1820


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piperine

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noun pip·er·ine \ˈpip-ə-ˌrēn\

Medical Definition of piperine

  1. :  a white crystalline alkaloid C17H19NO3 that is the chief active constituent of pepper


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