Terebene
Terebene Ter"e*bene, n. (Chem.) A polymeric modification of terpene, obtained as a white crystalline camphorlike substance; -- called also {camphene}. By extension, any one of a group of related substances. [1913 Webster]

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  • terebene — [ter′ə bēn΄] n. [Fr térébène < térébinthe,TEREBINTH + ène, ENE] a mixture of terpenes obtained by the action of sulfuric acid on spirits of turpentine, used as an expectorant, deodorant, and inhalant …   English World dictionary

  • Terebēne — (Camphene), sind Kohlenwasserstoffe, welche bei der Destillation der meisten ätherischen Öle über schmelzendes Kalihydrat erhalten werden, indem sauerstoffhaltiges Öl zurückbleibt; sie haben die Formel C10 H8 od. ein Vielfaches derselben, werden… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • terebene — /ter euh been /, n. Pharm. a mixture of terpenes that occurs as a colorless liquid, used in medicine chiefly as an expectorant. [1855 60; TEREB(INTH) + ENE] * * * …   Universalium

  • terebene — A thin colorless liquid of an aromatic odor and taste, a mixture of terpene hydrocarbons, chiefly dipentene and terpinene, obtained from oil of turpentine; used as an expectorant and in cystitis and urethritis. * * * ter·e·bene ter ə .bēn …   Medical dictionary

  • terebene — n. fluid derived from terpenes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • terebene — ter·e·bene …   English syllables

  • terebene — /ˈtɛrəbin/ (say teruhbeen) noun a paint and varnish dryer consisting of linseed oil, natural resin, and salts of lead and manganese, thinned with turpentine. Also, terebine. {tereb(inth) + ene} …   Australian English dictionary

  • terebene — n. a mixture of terpenes prepared by treating oil of turpentine with sulphuric acid, used as an expectorant etc. Etymology: TEREBINTH + ENE …   Useful english dictionary

  • camphene — Terebene Ter e*bene, n. (Chem.) A polymeric modification of terpene, obtained as a white crystalline camphorlike substance; called also {camphene}. By extension, any one of a group of related substances. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diterebene — Di*ter e*bene, n. [Pref. di + terebene.] (Chem.) See {Colophene} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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