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.

Nearby words

  1. mentally ill,
  2. mentation,
  3. mentee,
  4. mentes,
  5. menthaceous,
  6. menthol,
  7. mentholated,
  8. menticide,
  9. mention,
  10. mentmore

Origin of menthene

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

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