cad·​a·​lene | \ ˈkadᵊlˌēn \
plural -s

Definition of cadalene

: a colorless liquid hydrocarbon C15H18 obtained by dehydrogenating cadinene and other sesquiterpenes; 4-isopropyl-1,-6-dimethyl-naphthalene

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First Known Use of cadalene

circa 1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cadalene

cadinene + naphthalene

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“Cadalene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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