Meaning of terpene
Pronunciation: (tûr'pēn), [key]
— n. Chem.
- (originally) any of a class of monocyclic hydrocarbons of the formula CH, obtained from plants.
- this class or any of its oxygenated derivatives, any hydrocarbon from the same source having the formula CHthe formula CH with an aliphatic structureor two-ringed structurethe formula CHetc., and any of their oxygenated derivatives.
- terpene (Thesaurus)