menthene

menthene

[men-theen]
noun Chemistry.
1.
any of several isomeric, monocyclic terpenes having the formula C 1 0 H 1 8 .
2.
a colorless, liquid terpene, C 1 0 H 1 8 , found in certain essential oils and prepared from menthol.

Origin:
1830–40; < Neo-Latin Menth(a) (see mint1) + -ene

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