American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various unsaturated hydrocarbons, C10H16, found in essential oils and oleoresins of plants such as conifers and used in organic syntheses.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any one of a class of hydrocarbons having the common formula C10H16, found chiefly in essential oils and resins. They are distinguished chiefly by their physical properties, being nearly alike in chemical reactions. With their closely related derivatives they make up the larger part of most essential oils.
- n. organic chemistry A very large class of naturally occurring and synthetic organic compounds formally derived from the hydrocarbon isoprene; they include many volatile compounds used in perfume and food flavours, turpentine, the steroids, the carotene pigments and rubber.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) Any one of a series of isomeric hydrocarbons of pleasant aromatic odor, occurring especially in coniferous plants and represented by oil of turpentine, but including also certain hydrocarbons found in some essential oils.
- n. an unsaturated hydrocarbon obtained from plants
- Obsolete terp(entine), variant of turpentine + -ene. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The aroma of ordinary hops is characterized by the terpene myrcene, which is also found in bay leaf and verbena, and is woody and resinous.”
“Morphological and chemical characters, such as needle tip shape, stomatal arrangement, and terpene content, separate the two white fir varieties.”
“Take Ginkgo Leaf Extract 80 to 160 mg twice a day Ginkgo biloba— standardized to 24 percent ginkgoflavonglycosides and 6 percent terpene lactones.”
“GRACE: For anybody that doesn ` t understand -- know what a terpene is, please explain that.”
“Look for standardized products containing gingko-leaf extracts 24 percent flavonoids and 6 percent terpenoids or terpene.”
“I suspect that lemon and lime concoctions go as heavy on the sweetening as they do in an attempt to overwhelm the terpene twang.”
“E-ocimene is the most dominant in the makeup of the scent, yet it is the furanoid terpene aldehyde , AKA lilac aldehyde, benzyl methyl ether”
“These contain limonene, a terpene, which can help with liver detoxification and can prevent cancer and heart disease.”
“The primary aromas in gin come from the terpene aromatics (p. 390) in the spices and herbs, especially notes of pine, citrus, flowers, and wood (pinene, limonene, linalool, myrcene).”
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