hemiterpene


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Related to hemiterpene: isoprenoid, Monoterpene

hem·i·ter·pene

(hem'ē-ter'pēn),
Isoprene or a derivative of a single isoprene.
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Terpenes can be classified according to their number of isoprene units: monoterpenes ([C.sub.10]), the most representative molecules, and sesquiterpenes ([C.sub.15]), but there are also hemiterpenes ([C.sub.5]), diterpenes ([C.sub.20]), triterpenes ([C.sub.30]), and tetraterpenes ([C.sub.40]) 5].