Definition of menthene
1 : an oily unsaturated hydrocarbon C10H18 that is a tetrahydro derivative of the para isomer of cymene obtained from menthol by dehydration
2 : any of several tetrahydro derivatives C10H18 (as carvomenthene) of the cymenes
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Origin and Etymology of menthene
International Scientific Vocabulary menth- (from New Latin Mentha) + -ene
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