menthene

[ men-theen ]
/ ˈmɛn θin /

noun Chemistry.

any of several isomeric, monocyclic terpenes having the formula C10H18.
a colorless, liquid terpene, C10H18, found in certain essential oils and prepared from menthol.

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Origin of menthene

1830–40; <New Latin Menth(a) (see mint1) + -ene
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