citropten

noun

ci·​trop·​ten
sə̇ˈträptən
variants or less commonly citroptene
-ˌtēn
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

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary citr- + stearopten, stearoptene

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“Citropten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/citropten. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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