pinene

[ pahy-neen ]
/ ˈpaɪ nin /
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noun Chemistry.

a liquid terpene, C10H16, the principal constituent of oil of turpentine, found in other essential oils: used chiefly in the manufacture of camphor.

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Origin of pinene

First recorded in 1880–85; pine1 + -ene

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British Dictionary definitions for pinene

pinene

/ (ˈpaɪniːn) /

noun

either of two isomeric terpenes, found in many essential oils and constituting the main part of oil of turpentine. The commonest structural isomer (α-pinene) is used in the manufacture of camphor, solvents, plastics, and insecticides. Formula: C 10 H 16

Word Origin for pinene

C20: from pine 1 + -ene

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