from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colorless crystalline terpene, C10H16, used in the manufacture of synthetic camphor and insecticides.
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- n. Bicyclic monoterpene, a minor constituent of many essential oils.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a series of substances C10H16, resembling camphor, regarded as modified terpenes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The generic name of the volatile oils or hydrocarbons having the general formula C10H16, which are isomeric or polymeric with oil of turpentine.
- n. The commercial term for purified oil of turpentine, obtained by distilling the crude oil over quicklime to free it from resin.
- n. Dextrocamphene (austracamphene) and levocamphene (terecamphene) are made by heating oil of turpentine, saturated with hydrochloric-acid gas, with alcoholic potash. They are crystalline and melt at 51–52° C. They rotate plane-polarized light in opposite directions. Inactive
α-camphene is similar to the preceding, but it is optically inactive and melts at 47° C.
camph(or) + -ene.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)