terpenes

Also contains definition of: monoterpenes
https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.T06278
@H02889@ of biological origin having carbon skeletons formally derived from isoprene [CH2=C(CH3)CH=CH2]. This class is subdivided into the C5 hemiterpenes, C10 monoterpenes, C15 sesquiterpenes, C20 diterpenes, C25 sesterterpenes, C30 triterpenes, C40 tetraterpenes (@C00858@) and C5n polyterpenes.
See also:
carotenes
,
carotenoids
,
isoprenoids
,
prenols
,
retinoids
,
steroids
,
terpenoids
Source:
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307. (Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 1371 [Terms] [Paper]