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Meaning of piperidine

pi•per•i•dine

Pronunciation: (pi-per'i-dēn", -din, pī-, pip'ur-i-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless, water-soluble liquid, CHN, obtained from the alkaloid piperine or from pyridine: used chiefly as a solvent.
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