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Diterpene

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  • A diterpene is a terpene whose molecule has twenty carbon atoms.

    eg:

     

     

    Cembrene
    (a constituent of pine oil)

     

     

    Retinol or Vitamin A
    (strictly, terpenoid; present in animals)

     

    see also monoterpene, sesquiterpene, triterpene