citropten

noun ci·trop·ten \ sə̇ˈträptən \
variants: or less commonly citroptene \-ˌtēn\

Definition of citropten

plural -s
: a colorless crystalline compound C11H10O4 found in some essential oils (as lime and lemon oils); 5,7-dimethoxy-coumarin called also limettin

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Origin and Etymology of citropten

International Scientific Vocabulary citr- + stearopten, stearoptene


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