triterpene

noun

tri·​ter·​pene (ˈ)trī-ˈtər-ˌpēn How to pronounce triterpene (audio)
: any of a class of terpenes C30H48 (as squalene) containing three times as many atoms in the molecule as monoterpenes
also : a derivative of such a terpene

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“Triterpene.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/triterpene. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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