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View in Spanish: Terpeno

Terpene (TER-peen)
A type of strong-smelling chemical substance found in some plants, especially trees that have cones. Terpenes are found in essential oils (scented liquid taken from plants).

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.