men·​thene | \ ˈmenˌthēn\
plural -s

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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History and Etymology for menthene

International Scientific Vocabulary menth- (from New Latin Mentha) + -ene

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