pinene

noun
pi·nene | \ˈpī-ˌnēn \

Definition of pinene 

: either of two liquid isomeric unsaturated bicyclic terpene hydrocarbons C10H16 of which one is a major constituent of wood turpentine

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The piney-tasting pinene terpene—said to be a bronchodilator good for those with asthma that can be used as an expectorant and to increase alertness—also factors into that brew. Kathryn Romeyn, Vogue, "Cannabis Terpene Cocktails—Healthy and . . . Herbal," 9 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of pinene

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pinene

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin pinus

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The first known use of pinene was in 1885

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pinene

noun
pi·nene | \ˈpī-ˌnēn \

Medical Definition of pinene 

: either of two liquid isomeric unsaturated bicyclic terpene hydrocarbons C10H16 of which one is a major constituent of wood turpentine

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