Definition of sesquiterpene
: any of a class of terpenes C15H24; also : a derivative of such a terpene
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Those similar substances include flavonoids, a group of plant metabolites that have antioxidant effects, and sesquiterpene lactones, a class of chemical compounds that are known to have anti-inflammatory properties, Merville said.
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Medical Definition of sesquiterpene
: any of a class of terpenes C15H24 containing half again as many atoms in each molecule as monoterpenes; also : a derivative of such a terpene
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