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cap·sa·i·cin

 (kăp-sā′ĭ-sĭn)
n.
A pungent alkaloid, C18H27NO3, derived from certain capsicums that is a strong irritant to skin and mucous membranes and is used in some topical pain relievers and in pepper sprays.

[Alteration (perhaps influenced by Latin capsa, box) of earlier capsicin : capsic(um) + -in.]
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capsaicin

(kæpˈseɪɪsɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a colourless crystalline bitter alkaloid found in capsicums and used as a flavouring in vinegar and pickles. Formula: C18H27O3N
[C19 capsicine, from capsicum + -ine2; modern form refashioned from Latin capsa box, case + -in]
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cap•sa•i•cin

(kæpˈseɪ ə sɪn)

n.
a colorless, crystalline, bitter compound, C18H27NO3, present in capsicum.
[1885–90; earlier capsicine= capsic (um) + -ine2]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capsaicin - colorless pungent crystalline compound derived from capsicum; source of the hotness of hot peppers of the genus Capsicum such as chili and cayenne and jalapeno
capsicum, capsicum pepper plant, pepper - any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers
chemical irritant - a substance producing irritation
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capsaicin

n capsaicina
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