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Prefix denoting 3/2; at one time used in chemistry to indicate a ratio of 3:2 between the two parts of a compound (for example, sesquisulfide, sesquibasic), but presently used only for sesquihydrates and sesquiterpenes.
prefix meaning "one and one half": sesquibasic, sesquibo, sesquihora.
sesqui- [L. sesqui-, one and a half]
Prefix meaning one and a half.
word element. [L.] one and one-half.
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The volatile oils isolated from the oleo-gum-resins of Boswellia and Commiphora species showed varying percentages of mono, sesqui-
and to a lesser extent diterpenes in addition to some long chain hydrocarbons [34,7].
Isolation of toxic and potentially toxic sesqui-
and monoterpenes from the tropical green seaweed Caulerpa taxifolia which has invaded the region of Cap Martin and Monaco.