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ˈpɪp əˌrin, -ər ɪnpiper·ine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. piperin, piperinenoun

    derived from pepper (especially black pepper); source of the hotness of black and white pepper


  1. piperinenoun

    The alkaloid responsible for the pungency of black pepper

Webster Dictionary

  1. Piperinenoun

    a white crystalline compound of piperidine and piperic acid. It is obtained from the black pepper (Piper nigrum) and other species

    Etymology: [L. piper pepper: cf. F. piperin, piperine.]


  1. Piperine

    Piperine is the alkaloid responsible for the pungency of black pepper and long pepper, along with chavicine. It has also been used in some forms of traditional medicine and as an insecticide. Piperine forms monoclinic needles, is slightly soluble in water and more so in alcohol, ether or chloroform: the solution in alcohol has a pepper-like taste. It yields salts only with strong acids. The platinichloride B4•H2PtCl6 forms orange-red needles. Iodine in potassium iodide added to an alcoholic solution of the base in presence of a little hydrochloric acid gives a characteristic periodide, B2•HI•I2, crystallising in steel-blue needles, mp. 145°C. Anderson first hydrolysed piperine by alkalis into a base and an acid, which were later named piperidine and piperic acid respectively. The alkaloid was synthesised by the action of piperoyl chloride on piperidine.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of piperine in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of piperine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. Melissa Rifkin:

    If you pair the turmeric with the piperine, it improves the bioavailability of curcumin by 1000 times.

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