Font Size
A
A
A

Definition of Piperine

Piperine: A pungent alkaloid that is concentrated in the outer skin of pepper berries (which gives pepper much of its bite) and is found in other spices and vegetables including jalapeno peppers. Piperine is used as a flavoring and as an insecticide. The word is derived from the Latin piper, pepper.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=25033
Last Editorial Review: 10/9/2012

Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z

Search Medical Dictionary



NIH talks about Ebola on WebMD


Medical Dictionary