carene

noun
car·ene | \ˈkaˌrēn\
plural -s

Definition of carene 

: either of two liquid bicyclic terpenes C10H16 found especially in some turpentine oils and pine oils and in the oil of an East Indian grass (Cymbopogon iwarancusa) and distinguished as 3-(or Δ3-)carene and 4-(or Δ4-)carene

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History and Etymology for carene

Carum (genus name of the caraway Carum carvi) + -ene

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