pinene

noun
pi·​nene | \ ˈpī-ˌnēn How to pronounce pinene (audio) \

Definition of pinene

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

Examples of pinene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some common terpenes: myrcene (herbal, also found in lemongrass, hops, eucalyptus), limonene (also found in citrus peel), linalool (a terpene found in lavender and mint plants) and pinene (familiar from the scent of pine needles). Samantha Davenport, Anchorage Daily News, "A shopper’s guide to Alaska cannabis: Local strains, edibles, concentrates and more," 28 May 2020 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pinene. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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pinene

noun
pi·​nene | \ ˈpī-ˌnēn How to pronounce pinene (audio) \

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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