bergapten

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

bergaptene

\bər-ˈgap-ˌtēn\

Definition of bergapten

plural

-s

  1. :  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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