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A liquid terpenoid, C10H16, with a characteristic lemonlike fragrance, used as a solvent, wetting agent, and dispersing agent and in the manufacture of resins.

[French limonène, from limon, lemon (obsolete), from Old French; see lemon.]


(Elements & Compounds) a liquid optically active terpene with a lemon-like odour, found in lemon, orange, peppermint, and other essential oils and used as a wetting agent and in the manufacture of resins. Formula: C10H16
[C19: from New Latin limonum lemon]
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Noun1.limonene - a liquid terpene with a lemon odor; found in lemons and oranges and other essential oils
terpene - an unsaturated hydrocarbon obtained from plants
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As the monocyclic terpene compounds, there are limonene, dipentene (optical isomer of limonene), terpinolene, [alpha]-pinene, [beta]-pinene, terpinene, and menthadiene, and these have been used as raw materials for epoxy resins and curing agents.