noun men·thane \ˈmenˌthān\

Definition of menthane



  1. :  any of three isomeric liquid saturated cyclic hydrocarbons C10H20 that are hexahydro derivatives of the cymenes; especially :  the para isomer that is the parent compound of many terpenoids (as carvone, menthol, terpineol) — compare structural formula

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Origin and Etymology of menthane

International Scientific Vocabulary menth- + -ane

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