Definition of terpenoid in English:


Line breaks: ter¦pen|oid
Pronunciation: /ˈtəːpɪnɔɪd


  • Any of a large class of organic compounds including terpenes, diterpenes, and sesquiterpenes. They have unsaturated molecules composed of linked isoprene units, generally having the formula (C5H8)n.
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    • Many species endemic in Australia are known to synthesize and accumulate significant quantities of volatile terpenoids.
    • The nectar is sucrose-dominant but also contains low concentrations of glucose, fructose, free amino acids and possibly terpenoids.
    • Agents used in household cleaning compositions are composed of structurally diverse classes of chemicals, including surface active agents, phenols, and terpenoids.

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