santalene

noun

san·​ta·​lene
ˈsantəˌlēn
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Santalene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/santalene. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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