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sesquiterpene

[ ses-kwi-tur-peyn ]
/ ˌsɛs kwɪˈtɜr peɪn /
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noun Chemistry.

See under terpene.

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Origin of sesquiterpene

First recorded in 1885–90; sesqui- + terpene
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British Dictionary definitions for sesquiterpene

sesquiterpene
/ (ˌsɛskwɪˈtɜːpiːn) /

noun

any of certain terpenes whose molecules contain one and a half times as many atoms as a normal terpene. Formula: C 15 H 24
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