sesquiterpene

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sesqui- (one and a half) +‎ terpene; by comparison with a monoterpene, which has two isoprene units.

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δ-Cadinene, a sesquiterpene

sesquiterpene (plural sesquiterpenes)

  1. (organic chemistry) Any terpene formed from three isoprene units, and having fifteen carbon atoms; includes several plant pigments such as the flavones.

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