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terpene

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  1. (organic chemistry) A very large class of naturally occurring and synthetic organic compounds formally derived from the hydrocarbon isoprene; they include many volatile compounds used in perfume and food flavours, turpentine, the steroids, the carotene pigments and rubber.

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Terpenes are properly only hydrocarbons. Oxygenated derivatives are terpenoids.

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terpene m.

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