[pahy-per] /ˈpaɪ pər/
a person who plays on a .
pay the piper,
a person who plays a pipe or bagpipes
pay the piper and call the tune, to bear the cost of an undertaking and control it
John. 1903–92, British artist. An official war artist in World War II, he is known esp for his watercolours of bombed churches and his stained glass in Coventry Cathedral
Old English pipere, agent noun from pipe (v.). As a kind of fish, from c.1600. Expression pay the piper recorded from 1680s.
see: call the tune (pay the piper)
[pip-uh-rey-shuh s, pahy-puh-] /ˌpɪp əˈreɪ ʃəs, ˌpaɪ pə-/ adjective 1. belonging to the Piperacae, the pepper family of plants. /ˌpɪpəˈreɪʃəs/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Piperaceae, a family of pungent tropical shrubs and climbing flowering plants: includes pepper, betel, and cubeb
[pahy-per-uh-sil-in] /paɪˌpɛr əˈsɪl ɪn/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a broad-spectrum semisynthetic penicillin, C 2 3 H 2 6 N 5 NaO 7 , used against certain susceptible Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and certain anaerobes, especially P. aeruginosa.
- Piperacillin sodium
piperacillin sodium pi·per·a·cil·lin sodium (pī-pěr’ə-sĭl’ĭn) n. A semisynthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic related to penicillin and active against a variety of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
[pi-per-uh-zeen, -zin, pahy-, pip-er-uh-] /pɪˈpɛr əˌzin, -zɪn, paɪ-, ˈpɪp ər ə-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. Also called piperazidine [pip-uh-raz-i-deen, -din, pahy-puh-] /ˌpɪp əˈræz ɪˌdin, -dɪn, ˌpaɪ pə-/ (Show IPA). 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 […]