noun men·thene \ˈmenˌthēn\

Definition of menthene



  1. 1 :  an oily unsaturated hydrocarbon C10H18 that is a tetrahydro derivative of the para isomer of cymene obtained from menthol by dehydration

  2. 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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