isoprenoid

isoprenoid

[ahy-suh-pree-noid]
adjective Chemistry.
pertaining to, derived from, or similar to isoprene.

Origin:
1955–60; isoprene + -oid

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isoprenoid i·so·pre·noid (ī'sə-prē'noid')
n.
A polymer whose carbon skeleton consists wholly or partly of isoprene units joined end to end.

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