What is the difference between terpenes and terpenoids?

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Last updated: June 11th, 2016

The difference between terpenes and terpenoids is that terpenes are hydrocarbons; whereas, terpenoids have been denatured by oxidation (drying and curing the flowers). The words terpene and terpenoid are increasingly used interchangeably, although they do have slightly different meanings.

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