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terpene

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

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

an unsaturated hydrocarbon of plant resins and oils.
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In previous studies it was demonstrated that terpenic compounds possess antimicrobial, anticarcinogenic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and wound healing activities (28-30).
cattleianum belongs to terpenic hydrocarbons, represented by [alpha]-copaene, which constituted approximately 22% the total area of the chromatogram peaks, followed by eucalyptol, (15%), [alpha]-cadinene (10%), and [delta]-selinene (6.42) (Table 1).