caryophyllene

noun
car·​y·​o·​phyl·​lene
plural -s

Definition of caryophyllene

: 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

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History and Etymology for caryophyllene

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

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