Limonene meaning

lĭm'ə-nēn'
A liquid terpenoid, C10 H16 , with a characteristic lemonlike fragrance, used as a solvent, wetting agent, and dispersing agent and in the manufacture of resins.
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Any of three isomeric terpenes, C10H16, present in lemon peel, orange oil, pine needles, peppermint, etc.
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(organic chemistry) A monoterpene hydrocarbon 1-methyl-4-prop-1-en-2-yl-cyclohexene found in the essential oils of oranges, lemons and similar fruit, and mainly responsible for their fragrance.
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Origin of limonene

  • French limonène from limon lemon (obsolete) from Old French lemon
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition