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terpene

 [ter´pēn]
any hydrocarbon of the formula C10H16.

ter·pene

(ter'pēn),
One of a class of hydrocarbons with an empiric formula of C10H16, occurring in essential oils and resins. Acyclic terpenes may be regarded as isomers and polymers of isoprene units; cyclic forms include menthane, bornane, and camphene. Terpenes containing 15, 20, 30, 40, etc., carbon atoms are called sesquiterpenes, diterpenes, triterpenes, tetraterpenes, etc.

terpene

/ter·pene/ (ter´pēn) any hydrocarbon of the formula C10H16.

ter·pene

(tĕr'pēn)
One of a class of hydrocarbons with an empiric formula of C10H16, occurring in essential oils and resins.

terpene

an unsaturated hydrocarbon of plant resins and oils.

terpene

any hydrocarbon of the formula C10H16. A principal component of toxic oleoresins extracted from conifer trees and of turpentine and camphor.
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Through a detailed chemical detective investigation that spanned two continents, the confounding structures of these sesquiterpenoids were eventually resolved and the relative insect-juvenilizing activity of each naturally-occurring isomer were determined[12,13 and references dated therein].
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The sesquiterpenoids nerolidol, farnesol, bisabolol and apritone were found to enhance the susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus to ciprofloxacin, clindomycin, erythromycin, gentamycin, tetracycline and vancomycin (Brehm-Stecher and Johnson 2003), and two other terpenoids, asiatic and corosolic acids, showed synergy with tobramycin against Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms (Garo et al.
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