Piperazidine

piperazine

[pi-per-uh-zeen, -zin, pahy-, pip-er-uh-]
noun Chemistry.
1.
Also called piperazidine [pip-uh-raz-i-deen, -din, pahy-puh-] . a colorless, crystalline, deliquescent ring compound, C 4 H 1 0 N 2 , prepared by the reaction of ethylene bromide or ethylene chloride with ammonia: used chiefly in veterinary medicine as an anthelmintic, and as an insecticide.
2.
any derivative of this compound.

Origin:
1885–90; < Latin piper pepper + -azine

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piperazine (pɪˈpɛrəˌziːn, -zɪn)
 
n
a white crystalline deliquescent heterocyclic nitrogen compound used as an insecticide, corrosion inhibitor, and veterinary anthelmintic. Formula: C4H10N2

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piperazine pi·per·a·zine (pī-pěr'ə-zēn', pĭ-)
n.
A colorless crystalline compound used as a hardener for epoxy resins, an antihistamine, and an anthelmintic.

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piperazine   (pī-pěr'ə-zēn', pĭ-)  Pronunciation Key 
A colorless crystalline compound used as a hardener for epoxy resins, as an antihistamine, and as an agent for expelling or destroying parasitic intestinal worms. Piperazine belongs to the class of chemicals called pyrazines. Chemical formula: C4H10N2.
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