Meaning of cymene


Pronunciation: (sī'mēn), [key]
— n.
  1. a colorless, pleasant-smelling benzene derivative, CH, occurring in the volatile oil of the common cumin, Cuminum cyminum, and existing in three forms, the ortho, meta, and para isomers. Cf. para-cymene.
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