caryophyllene

noun car·y·o·phyl·lene

Definition of caryophyllene

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of caryophyllene

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


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