plural -s
: the hydrocarbon mixture, chiefly C19H30 with two double bonds in the molecule, that results from heating resin acids

Word History


abiet(ic acid) + -ene

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abietene was in 1872

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“Abietene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abietene. Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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