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1. Any of three colorless liquid isomeric aromatic hydrocarbons, C10H14, used in the manufacture of synthetic resins and other organic synthesis.
2. The para-isomer of cymene, which occurs naturally in essential oils, especially of cumin and thyme.

[French cymène, from Greek kumīnon, cumin; see cumin.]


(Elements & Compounds) a colourless insoluble liquid with an aromatic odour that exists in three isomeric forms; methylpropylbenzene: used as solvents and for making synthetic resins. The para- isomer is present in several essential oils. Formula: CH3C6H4CH(CH3)2
[C19: cym- from Greek kuminon cumin + -ene]
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Noun1.cymene - any of three isotopes of a colorless aromatic liquid hydrocarbon occurring in the volatile oil of cumin and thyme and used in the manufacture of synthetic resins
hydrocarbon - an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
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Cymene Howe, associate professor of anthropology at the American Rice University which partnered with Iceland in this project, is on record as saying back in July that 'This will be the first monument to a glacier lost to climate change anywhere in the world.
"Hoy, Cymene Howe y Dominic Boyer (antropologos de la Universidad Rice, en Estados Unidos) Cymene Howe y Dominic Boyer lideraron la caminata hacia la montana Ok en Borgarfjordur, Islandia para instalar un monumento a Okjokul, el primer glaciar del pais perdido por el cambio climatico", indico la institucion educativa texana en su cuenta de Twitter.
"This will be the first monument to a glacier lost to climate change anywhere in the world," Cymene Howe, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Rice University, said in a statement.
"This will be the first monument to a glacier lost to climate change anywhere in the world," said Cymene Howe, and anthropologist with Houston-based Rice University who made a 2018 documentary about the glacier's disappearance.
[6,7] These properties are speculated to the existence of phyllanthin, hypophyllanthin, nirphyllin, phyllnirurin, phyllanthol, phyllanthenol, rhamnopyranoside, phyllanthenone, lintetralin, astragalin, cymene, niranthin, nirtetralin, niruriside, phyllochrysine, and 4-methoxy-securinine.
The major components of oregano essential oil are Carvacrol, Thymol, Cymene, Caryophyllene, Pinene, Bisabolene, Linalool, Borneol, Geranyl Acetate, Linalyl Acetate, and Terpinene.
Book 1, The Man from Cymene sets the stage for the series.
Ruthenium Cymene and Ruthenium Benzene: Potential Anti-Cancer Compounds?
Other terpens found in high concentration were cymene, limonene, y-terpinen, a-pinene, sabinene and linalool, which may have been derived from the added black pepper, rosemary and laurel [4].