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piperine

[pip-uh-reen, -er-in]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a white, crystalline alkaloid, C17H19NO3, obtained from pepper and other piperaceous plants and also prepared synthetically: used as an insecticide.
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Origin of piperine

1810–20; < Latin piper pepper + -ine1
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piperine

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  1. a crystalline insoluble alkaloid that is the active ingredient of pepper, used as a flavouring and as an insecticide. Formula: C 17 H 19 NO 3
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin piper pepper
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