cymene

noun
cy·​mene | \ -ˌmēn \
plural -s

Definition of cymene

: any of three isomeric liquid aromatic hydrocarbons (CH3)2CHC6H4CH3; methyl-isopropyl-benzene especially : the para isomer found in many essential oils (as pine oil and spruce turpentine), obtained as a by-product in the production of sulfite pulp, and made synthetically

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History and Etymology for cymene

French cymène, from Greek kyminon cumin + French -ène -ene

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“Cymene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cymene. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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