di·​ter·​pene (ˈ)dī-ˈtər-ˌpēn How to pronounce diterpene (audio)
: any of a class of terpenes C20H32 containing twice as many atoms in a molecule as monoterpenes
also : a derivative of such a terpene

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“Diterpene.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/diterpene. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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