A terpene, C10H16, found in a great, variety of volatile oils: it boils at 181° C. and is optically inactive. According to its origin, it has been called by a great variety of names.(noun)
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Use "dipentene" in a sentence
"Partly motivated by the huge impact of diapers on our landfills and water supplies (all that untreated sewage) and their potentially toxic chemicals (dyes, fragrances, toluene, xylene, ethylbenzene, dipentene and super absorbency gels (SAP)), an increasing number of parents, healthcare providers, and authors are calling for a return to early toilet training."
"The oil consists chiefly of geraniol, free, and combined with acetic and caproic acids, and dipentene."
"_Terebene_, a mixture of dipentene and other hydrocarbons prepared from turpentine oil by treatment with concentrated sulphuric acid, is used chiefly in medicated soaps."