variants or bergaptene
plural -s
: a crystalline lactone C12H8O4 that separates from crude bergamot oil on standing

called also bergamot camphor

Word History


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

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“Bergapten.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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