Meaning of piperine

pip•er•ine

Pronunciation: (pip'u-rēn", -ur-in), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a white, crystalline alkaloid, CHNO, obtained from pepper and other piperaceous plants and also prepared synthetically: used as an insecticide.
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