variants or less commonly citroptene
plural -s
: a colorless crystalline compound C11H10O4 found in some essential oils (as lime and lemon oils); 5,7-dimethoxy-coumarin

called also limettin

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary citr- + stearopten, stearoptene

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“Citropten.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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