cad·​i·​nene | \ ˈkadᵊnˌēn \
plural -s

Definition of cadinene

: an oily hydrocarbon C15H24 of the sesquiterpene class found as the chief constituent in cade oil and in many essential oils

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First Known Use of cadinene

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cadinene

International Scientific Vocabulary cadin- (from New Latin cadinus of cade, from French cade + Latin -inus -ine) + -ene

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“Cadinene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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