limonene

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noun lim·o·nene \ˈli-mə-ˌnēn\

Definition of limonene

  1. :  a widely distributed terpene hydrocarbon C10H16 that occurs in essential oils (as of oranges or lemons) and has a lemon odor

Origin and Etymology of limonene

International Scientific Vocabulary, from French limon lemon, from Middle French


First Known Use: 1845


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limonene

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noun lim·o·nene \ˈlim-ə-ˌnēn\

Medical Definition of limonene

  1. :  a liquid terpene hydrocarbon C10H16 that has an odor like a lemon, exists in dextrorotatory, levorotatory, and racemic forms, and occurs in many essential oils—compare dipentene


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