camphene

[ kam-feen, kam-feen ]
/ ˈkæm fin, kæmˈfin /

noun

a colorless, crystalline, water-insoluble substance, C10H16, occurring in turpentine and many other essential oils, prepared from pinene: used chiefly as an intermediate in the manufacture of synthetic camphor.

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Origin of camphene

1835–45; <New Latin camph(ora) camphor + -ene
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British Dictionary definitions for camphene

camphene
/ (ˈkæmfiːn) /

noun

a colourless crystalline insoluble optically active terpene derived from pinene and present in many essential oils. Formula: C 10 H 16

Word Origin for camphene

C19: from camph (or) + -ene
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