ab·​i·​e·​tene | \ -ˌtēn \
plural -s

Definition of abietene

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

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First Known Use of abietene

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abietene

abiet(ic acid) + -ene

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“Abietene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abietene. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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