monoterpene

noun
mono·​ter·​pene | \ ˌmä-nə-ˈtər-ˌpēn \

Definition of monoterpene 

: any of a class of terpenes C10H16 containing two isoprene units per molecule also : a derivative of a monoterpene

First Known Use of monoterpene

1930, in the meaning defined above

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monoterpene

noun
mono·​ter·​pene | \ ˌmän-ə-ˈtər-ˌpēn \

Medical Definition of monoterpene 

: any of a class of terpenes C10H16 containing two isoprene units per molecule also : a derivative of a monoterpene

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