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Definition of "monoterpene" [monoterpene]

  • Any terpene formed from two isoprene units, and having ten carbon atoms; either hydrocarbons such as pinene, or compounds with functional groups such as camphor (noun)

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Use "monoterpene" in a sentence
  • "Eggplants are high in soluble fibre which is helpful in lowering cholesterol and they also contain a phytochemical called monoterpene that could be useful in preventing the growth of cancer cells."
  • "The major component is 3,7-dimethyl-1,3-octadien-5-one, which is a monoterpene with two geometrical isomers as shown:"
  • "With various co-workers, the first synthesis of b-collidine and of linalool, the partial synthesis of pinene, and a series of investigations in the monoterpene field were carried out."