ocimene

noun oc·i·mene \ ˈäsəˌmēn \

Definition of ocimene

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

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of ocimene

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ocimene? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

allowing a liquid or gas to pass through

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!