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 Modeled after Jerry Garcia's guitar picks, these treats use a hybrid terpene infusion for a balanced effect. Sophie Saint Thomas, Forbes, 15 June 2022 Our unique terpene profiles have been incorporated into this salve to improve CBD bioavailability. The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 May 2022 The Green Liniment, a unique combination of cannabis and terpene-rich essential oils produced by Colorado Botanicals, proved to be the standout product. The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 May 2022 Each 1-ounce bottle includes 300 mg of full spectrum CBD, high amounts of CBN, and a soothing terpene blend made up of Myrcene, B-Caryophyllene, Linalool, and Citral from the best quality sources. The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 Apr. 2022 This combination includes the synergistic terpene profiles from our Active and Relax Formulations, as well as a greater CBD percentage for enhanced efficacy. The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 Apr. 2022 For starters, brands can begin targeting their customers ahead of time by advertising the terpene profiles in their products. Igor Dunaevsky, Rolling Stone, 10 Dec. 2021 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 See More

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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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“Terpene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terpene. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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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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