bergapten

noun ber·gap·ten \ bər-ˈgap-tən \
variants: or bergaptene \bər-ˈgap-ˌtēn\

Definition of bergapten

plural -s
: a crystalline lactone C12H8O4 that separates from crude bergamot oil on standing called also bergamot camphor

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Origin and Etymology of bergapten

International Scientific Vocabulary bergamot + -pten -ptene (as in eleoptene)


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