noun cad·i·nene \ˈkadənˌēn\

Definition of cadinene



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of cadinene

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

First Known Use: 1892

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to cast off or become cast off

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