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- n. A bicyclic organic compound and a terpene, easily oxidized to the ketone yielding camphor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rare variety of camphor, C10H17.OH, resembling ordinary camphor, from which it can be produced by reduction. It is said to occur in the camphor tree of Borneo and Sumatra (Dryobalanops camphora), but the natural borneol is rarely found in European or American commerce, being in great request by the Chinese. Called also Borneo camphor, Malay camphor, and camphol.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as Borneo camphor (which see, under camphor).
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