plural -s
: an oily unsaturated hydrocarbon C10H18 that is a tetrahydro derivative of the para isomer of cymene obtained from menthol by dehydration
: any of several tetrahydro derivatives C10H18 (as carvomenthene) of the cymenes

Word History


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

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“Menthene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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