myrcene

noun

myr·​cene
ˈmərˌsēn,
-sə̇n
plural -s
: a liquid acyclic terpene hydrocarbon C10H16 that is isomeric with ocimene, occurs in bay oil, hop oil, and other essential oils, and polymerizes readily

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary myrcia (oil) + -ene

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“Myrcene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myrcene. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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