[ tûr′pə-noid′ ]
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Any of a class of hydrocarbons that consist of terpenes attached to an oxygen-containing group. Terpenoids are widely found in plants, and can form cyclic structures such as sterols.
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ternion, Ternopil, Ternopol, terotechnology, terpene, terpenoid, terpineol, terpin hydrate, terpolymer, Terpsichore, terpsichorean
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