sesquiterpene


ses·qui·ter·pene

noun \ˌses-kwə-ˈtər-ˌpēn\

Definition of SESQUITERPENE

:  any of a class of terpenes C15H24; also :  a derivative of such a terpene

First Known Use of SESQUITERPENE

circa 1888

ses·qui·ter·pene

noun \ˌses-kwi-ˈtər-ˌpēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SESQUITERPENE

: any of a class of terpenes C15H24 containing half again as many atoms in each molecule as monoterpenes; also : a derivative of such a terpene

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