menthene

noun men·thene \ ˈmenˌthēn \

Definition of menthene

plural -s
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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