plural -s
: a liquid sesquiterpene C15H24 obtained from various essential oils (as clove oil) as a mixture of stereoisomers distinguished as α-, β-, and γ-caryophyllene compare humulene

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary caryophyll- (from New Latin Caryophyllus entry 2) + -ene

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“Caryophyllene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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