Meaning of sesquiterpene in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsɛskwɪˈtəːpiːn/


  • A terpene with the formula C₁₅H₂₄, or a simple derivative of such a compound.

    ‘We also found four sesquiterpenes, a diterpene, and several unidentified compounds.’
    • ‘The main active constituents are two sesquiterpenes, petasin and isopetasin.’
    • ‘Methyl farnesoate is a sesquiterpene that is related to the insect juvenile hormone.’
    • ‘Correlations among all sesquiterpenes and among all diterpenes were also significant and positive for yellow-cedars (except for one minor diterpene).’
    • ‘He worked for a while on natural products and from 1864 on discovered sesquiterpenes in oil of cloves and other essential oils.’