[ pip-uh-reen, -er-in ]
/ ˈpɪp əˌrin, -ər ɪn /
a white, crystalline alkaloid, C17H19NO3, obtained from pepper and other piperaceous plants and also prepared synthetically: used as an insecticide.
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Example sentences from the Web for piperine
Pepper owes its properties to an alkaloid, piperine, and to a volatile oil.Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value|Harry Snyder
He has proved that the alkaloid so obtained is identical with that prepared from piperine.
Piperine, the alkaloid of pepper, has also been well studied.
British Dictionary definitions for piperine
/ (ˈpɪpəˌraɪn, -rɪn) /
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
Word Origin for piperine
C19: from Latin piper pepper
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