Definition of nopinene
: a terpene C10H16 associated with alpha-pinene in turpentine oils and hyssop oil : a liquid bicyclic terpene that is usually levorotatory in its natural oils and that isomerizes to alpha-pinene (as on heating) —called also beta-pinene, 2(10)-pinene
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Origin and Etymology of nopinene
International Scientific Vocabulary nopin- (as in nopinic acid C10H16O3) (probably anagram of pinon- —in pinonic acid) + -ene — more at pinonic acid
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