monoterpene

noun
mono·​ter·​pene | \ ˌmä-nə-ˈtər-ˌpēn How to pronounce monoterpene (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monoterpene. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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monoterpene

noun
mono·​ter·​pene | \ ˌmän-ə-ˈtər-ˌpēn How to pronounce monoterpene (audio) \

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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