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Definition of "sesquiterpene" []

  • 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)."