Definition of Terebene

1. n. 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.



Definition of Terebene

1. Noun. (obsolete medicine) Any of various preparations, composed mainly of terpenes, obtained from camphor or turpentine by several chemical methods, used as an expectorant and antiseptic ¹

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Definition of Terebene

1. a mixture of terpenes [n -S]

Medical Definition of Terebene

1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Terebene

tercentennials
terces
tercet
tercets
tercian
tercians
tercile
terciles
tercine
tercio
tercios
terdiurnal
terebate
terebates
terebene (current term)
terebenes
terebenthene
terebic
terebic acid
terebilenic
terebilenic acid
terebinth
terebinthic
terebinthina
terebinthinate
terebinthine
terebinthinism
terebinths
terebra

Literary usage of Terebene

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1. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1860)
"1-021 _at 24°, without rotatory power, smelling like terebene, somewhat like camphor, and becoming coloured after a while by exposure to the air. (Deville. ..."

2. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1867)
"Upon subjecting the mixture to distillation, terebene passes over in the first ... terebene has a characteristic odour, resembling that of oil of thyme. ..."

3. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1880)
"After five to eight treatments, the product is optically inactive, and may then be resolved by long-continued fractional distillation into terebene (bp 156° ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1890)
"In a general way, terebene may be said to possess medicinal properties not unlike members ... terebene has little if any toxic effect, and is most agreeably ..."

5. A Handbook of Hygiene and Sanitary Science by George Wilson (1884)
"terebene.—This disinfectant, which has been designed by Dr. Bond of Gloucester, is obtained from spirits of turpentine. It has a fragrant odour, ..."

6. Essentials of Materia Medica, Therapeutics, and Prescription Writing by Henry Morris (1899)
"terebene is a liquid consisting chiefly of pinene, and containing not more than very small proportions of terpinene and dipentene, and is prepared by ..."

7. Disinfection and Disinfectants: Together with an Account of the Chemical by Samuel Rideal (1895)
"Some years ago it was extensively commended as a "disinfectant ;" it has now almost fallen out of use except in " terebene Soap," which is a pleasant ..."

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