plural -s
: a liquid saturated bicyclic hydrocarbon C10H18 occurring in stereoisomeric forms of which pinene and nopinene are unsaturated derivatives; 1,3,3-trimethyl-2,4-methylene-cyclohexane

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary pin- (from Latin pinus pine) + -ane

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“Pinane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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