Any terpene formed from three isoprene units, and having fifteen carbon atoms; includes several plant pigments such as the flavones.(noun)
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Use "sesquiterpene" in a sentence
"Yet the more than 500 amino acids that make up the chemical factories in each-known as sesquiterpene synthases-are nearly identical to each other, with very minor differences accumulated over approximately several million years of evolutionary change."
"The activity of the sesquiterpeneindoles appears to be due to the sesquiterpene side chain and not the indole moiety."
"The presence of an a, b-unsaturated alcohol moiety on the sesquiterpene side chain is also essential for the activity (Nkunya et al., 1990a)."