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Definition of "caryophyllene" []

  • A sesquiterpene (containing a cyclobutane ring) found in the essential oils of several plants such as clove and pepper (noun)

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Use "caryophyllene" in a sentence
  • "Thus, it would require a heroic effort by academic researchers to prove that beta-caryophyllene is safe and effective in humans."
  • "Perversely, the fact that beta-caryophyllene is an extremely cheap and common natural chemical may stand in the way of its usage; big pharmaceutical companies tend not to seek FDA approval for natural chemicals, and most doctors are reluctant to prescribe drugs that have not received a green light from the regulatory agency."
  • "Heterorhabditis bacteriophora, which kills western corn rootworm larvae, is relatively unresponsive to an alarm signal ((E) - beta-caryophyllene, which is released by the infested roots) Turlings has successfully improve"