limonene


lim·o·nene

noun \ˈli-mə-ˌnēn\

Definition of LIMONENE

:  a widely distributed terpene hydrocarbon C10H16 that occurs in essential oils (as of oranges or lemons) and has a lemon odor

Origin of LIMONENE

International Scientific Vocabulary, from French limon lemon, from Middle French
First Known Use: 1845

lim·o·nene

noun \ˈlim-ə-ˌnēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LIMONENE

: a liquid terpene hydrocarbon C10H16 that has an odor like a lemon, exists in dextrorotatory, levorotatory, and racemic forms, and occurs in many essential oils—compare dipentene

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