Terebene meaning

tĕrə-bēn
A mixture of terpenes prepared from oil of turpentine, used as an expectorant and antiseptic.
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A mixture of terpenes obtained by the action of sulfuric acid on spirits of turpentine, used as an expectorant, deodorant, and inhalant.
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(obsolete, medicine) Any of various preparations, composed mainly of terpenes, obtained from camphor or turpentine by several chemical methods, used as an expectorant and antiseptic.
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Origin of terebene

  • French térébène from térébinthe terebinth from Old French terebinte terebinth

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition