cymene

noun cy·mene \-ˌmēn\

Definition of cymene

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of cymene

French cymène, from Greek kyminon cumin + French -ène -ene — more at cumin


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