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Any of various unsaturated hydrocarbons, C10H16, found in essential oils and oleoresins of plants such as conifers and used in organic syntheses.

[Obsolete terp(entine), variant of turpentine + -ene.]

ter·pe′nic adj.
ter′pe·noid′ adj. & n.
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(ˈtɜːpəˌnɔid) chem
(Chemistry) a class of chemical compounds including all terpenes
(Chemistry) relating to terpenes
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We need to be very clear that this is the cannabinoid profile that is associated with, say, Harlequin--it has a specific cannabinoid profile, a specific terpenoid profile, and thafs what it is.
Ahmed, he said contributed to the development of alkaloid, terpenoid and carbohydrate chemistry and that his services for the promotion of science and research for the country would always be remembered.
Prof Ahmad contributed to the development of alkaloid, terpenoid and carbohydrate chemistry.
This is attributed to the chemical composition of hot pepper fruit in that it contains higher amount of tannins, flavonoid, saponin, terpenoid and carotenoids as compared to other species of capsicum (Emmanuel-Ikpeme et al., 2014).
After extraction, testing determines how much cannabinoid and terpenoid extracts are available for use in making the cannaceutical.
Eucalyptol, a monoterpene ether, was the only terpenoid detected from L latisiliquum, and in low quantity.
These variables are related to seven metabolic pathways, including TCA cycle, ubiquinone and other terpenoid quinone biosyntheses, N-glycan biosynthesis, other glycan degradation, glycosaminoglycan degradation, and glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) anchor biosynthesis and glycosphingolipid biosynthesis-ganglioseries.
The result of our previous study revealed that these selected medicinal plants had higher terpenoid contents that may be the major contributing factors for the highest antioxidant potential of these medicinal plants (Malik et al., 2017).
Based on the data expressed in Table 6, OOC fraction has higher amounts of phenolic content (174.9 [+ or -] 7.6 mg GAE/g) and flavonoid (260.93 [+ or -] 22.4 mg RE/g) and total terpenoid contents (358.7 [+ or -] 0.9 mg LE/g).
Further isolation and characterization of terpenoid compounds in n-hexane and petroleum ether leaf extracts were conducted [4].