terpene

noun
ter·​pene | \ ˈtər-ˌpēn How to pronounce terpene (audio) \

Definition of terpene

: any of various isomeric hydrocarbons C10H16 found present in essential oils (as from conifers) and used especially as solvents and in organic synthesis broadly : any of numerous hydrocarbons (C5H8)n found especially in essential oils, resins, and balsams

Other Words from terpene

terpeneless \ ˈtər-​ˌpēn-​ləs How to pronounce terpene (audio) \ adjective
terpenoid \ ˈtər-​pə-​ˌnȯid How to pronounce terpene (audio) , ˌtər-​ˈpē-​ \ adjective or noun

Examples of terpene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even terpene and cannabinoid profiles didn’t reflect the samples’ Sativa–Indica labels. Dario Sabaghi, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 Furthermore, terpene profiles affect cannabis psychoactive properties through the entourage effect. Dario Sabaghi, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 Feldman’s namesake cannabis brand Wonderbrett is a favorite flower among connoisseur circles and known for rare genetics, exotic terpene profiles and meticulous cultivation techniques. Katie Shapiro, Forbes, 3 Sep. 2021 Kevin Schwan, co-owner of Denali’s Cannabis Cache, says his store puts a lot of emphasis on terpene profiles, too. Samantha Davenport, Anchorage Daily News, 28 June 2021 The results from Endocanna Health focus on two characteristics: the ratio of THC to CBD and the terpene profile (terpenes are the aromatic oils that give cannabis strains their distinct flavors) to look for in a product at any dispensary. Los Angeles Times, 15 Apr. 2021 Some cannabis oil manufacturers add terpenes from other plants to their products for consistency and cost effectiveness. Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2019 And in August, the company WeedMaps opened a 30,000-square-foot Museum of Cannabis in Hollywood, with exhibits both educational (the science of terpenes) and Instagrammable (a room that looks like a psychedelic lava lamp). Author: Maura Judkis, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Aug. 2019 Trees release their own kind of essential oils, called terpenes, which activate anticancer cells in our bodies. Cheryl Hall, Dallas News, 24 May 2020

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First Known Use of terpene

circa 1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for terpene

International Scientific Vocabulary terp- (from German Terpentin turpentine, from Medieval Latin terbentina) + -ene — more at turpentine

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The first known use of terpene was circa 1873

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“Terpene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terpene. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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terpene

noun
ter·​pene | \ ˈtər-ˌpēn How to pronounce terpene (audio) \

Medical Definition of terpene

: any of various isomeric hydrocarbons C10H16 found present in essential oils (as from conifers) and used especially as solvents and in organic synthesis broadly : any of numerous hydrocarbons (C5H8)n found especially in essential oils, resins, and balsams

Other Words from terpene

terpeneless \ -​ləs How to pronounce terpene (audio) \ adjective
terpenic \ ˌtər-​ˈpē-​nik How to pronounce terpene (audio) , -​ˈpen-​ik How to pronounce terpene (audio) \ adjective

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