san·​ta·​lene | \ ˈsantəˌlēn \
plural -s

Definition of santalene

: either of two liquid unsaturated hydrocarbons C15H24 occurring in East Indian sandalwood oil:
a : a tricyclic sesquiterpene

called also alpha-santalene

b : a bicyclic sesquiterpene

called also beta-santalene

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History and Etymology for santalene

International Scientific Vocabulary santal- (from New Latin Santalum) + -ene

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“Santalene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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