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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: pi'per

Definition: Black pepper, the dried unripe fruit of Piper nigrum (family Piperaceae), a climbing plant of the East Indies; used as a condiment, diaphoretic, stimulant, and carminative, and locally as a counterirritant.

[L. pepper]

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