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A meroterpene (or merterpenoid) is a chemical compound having a partial terpenoid structure.



Terpenophenolics are compounds that are part terpenes, part natural phenols. Plants in the genus Humulus and Cannabis produce terpenophenolic metabolites.[1] Examples of terpenophenolics are:

Terpenophenolics can also be isolated from animals. The terpenophenolics methoxyconidiol, epiconicol and didehydroconicol, isolated from the ascidian Aplidium aff. densum, show antiproliferative activity.[2]


  1. ^ Page, J. E.; Nagel, J. (2006). "Chapter eight Biosynthesis of terpenophenolic metabolites in hop and cannabis". Integrative Plant Biochemistry. Recent Advances in Phytochemistry. Vol. 40. p. 179. doi:10.1016/S0079-9920(06)80042-0. ISBN 9780080451251.
  2. ^ Simon-Levert, A.; Menniti, C.; Soulère, L.; Genevière, A. M.; Barthomeuf, C.; Banaigs, B.; Witczak, A. (2010). "Marine Natural Meroterpenes: Synthesis and Antiproliferative Activity". Marine Drugs. 8 (2): 347–358. doi:10.3390/md8020347. PMC 2852842. PMID 20390109.


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