[men-theen] /ˈmɛn θin/

noun, Chemistry.
any of several isomeric, monocyclic terpenes having the formula C 1 0 H 1 8 .
a colorless, liquid terpene, C 1 0 H 1 8 , found in certain essential oils and prepared from menthol.


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