camphene

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

Nearby words

  1. campese,
  2. campesino,
  3. campestral,
  4. campfire,
  5. campground,
  6. camphire,
  7. camphol,
  8. camphor,
  9. camphor ball,
  10. camphor ice

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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