terpene alcohol


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terpene alcohol

[′tər‚pēn ′al·kə‚hȯl]
(organic chemistry)
A generic name for an alcohol related to or derived from a terpene hydrocarbon, such as terpineol or borneol.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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