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terebene

[ ter-uh-been ]
/ ˈtɛr əˌbin /
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noun Pharmacology.
a mixture of terpenes that occurs as a colorless liquid, used in medicine chiefly as an expectorant.
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Origin of terebene

First recorded in 1855–60; tereb(inth) + -ene
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British Dictionary definitions for terebene

terebene
/ (ˈtɛrəˌbiːn) /

noun
a mixture of hydrocarbons prepared from oil of turpentine and sulphuric acid, used to make paints and varnishes and medicinally as an expectorant and antiseptic

Word Origin for terebene

C19: from tereb (inth) + -ene
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