ocimene

noun oc·i·mene \ˈäsəˌmēn\

Definition of ocimene

plural

-s

  1. :  an acyclic terpene hydrocarbon C10H16 that occurs in several essential oils (as basil oil) and that resinifies readily in air and isomerizes on heating

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Origin and Etymology of ocimene

International Scientific Vocabulary ocim- (from New Latin Ocimum) + -ene


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