no·​pi·​nene | \ ˈnōpəˌnēn \
plural -s

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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History and Etymology for nopinene

International Scientific Vocabulary nopin- (as in nopinic acid C10H16O3) (probably anagram of pinon- —in pinonic acid) + -ene

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“Nopinene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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