from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A terpene from oil of thyme, identical with levopinene.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) A liquid terpene obtained from oil of thyme.
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- noun organic chemistry A
terpene(or mixture of terpenes) isolated from the essential oilof thyme
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It is preferable to replace part of the thymol with red thyme oil, the thymene of which imparts a sweeter odour to the soap than if produced with thymol alone.
In addition to the phenols, thymol or carvacrol, these oils contain cymene, thymene and pinene.