limo nene

limonene

[lim-uh-neen]
noun Chemistry.
a liquid terpene, C 40 H 16 , occurring in two optically different forms, the dextrorotatory form being present in the essential oils of lemon, orange, etc., and the levorotatory form in Douglas fir needle oil.

Origin:
1835–45; < Neo-Latin Limon(um) lemon + -ene

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limonene (ˈlɪməˌniːn)
 
n
a liquid optically active terpene with a lemon-like odour, found in lemon, orange, peppermint, and other essential oils and used as a wetting agent and in the manufacture of resins. Formula: C10H16
 
[C19: from New Latin limonum lemon]

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