Definition of sesquiterpene in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌseskwəˈtərpēn/


A terpene with the formula C15H24, or a simple derivative of such a compound.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: ses·qui·ter·pene

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