carene

noun car·ene \ˈkaˌrēn\

Definition of carene

plural

-s

  1. :  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 ∆3-)carene and 4-(or ∆4-)carene

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Origin and Etymology of carene

Carum (genus name of the caraway Carum carvi) + -ene — more at carum


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