Definition of sesquiterpene in English:

sesquiterpene

Line breaks: ses¦qui|ter¦pene
Pronunciation: /ˌsɛskwɪˈtəːpiːn
 
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noun

Chemistry
  • A terpene with the formula C15H24, or a simple derivative of such a compound.
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    • We also found four sesquiterpenes, a diterpene, and several unidentified compounds.
    • The main active constituents are two sesquiterpenes, petasin and isopetasin.
    • Methyl farnesoate is a sesquiterpene that is related to the insect juvenile hormone.

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