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borneol

[bawr-nee-awl, -ol] /ˈbɔr niˌɔl, -ˌɒl/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, translucent, lumpy, very slightly water-soluble, solid terpene alcohol, C 10 H 18 O, occurring in various isomeric forms, having a burning, mintlike taste, obtained from the trunk of a tree, Dryobalanops aromatica, or by the reduction of camphor: used in the form of its esters in the manufacture of synthetic camphor and in perfumery.
Also called Borneo camphor, bornyl alcohol, camphol, Malayan camphor, Sumatra camphor.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; Borne(o) + -ol1
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borneol

/ˈbɔːnɪˌɒl/
noun
1.
a white solid terpene alcohol extracted from the Malaysian tree Dryobalanops aromatica, used in perfume and in the manufacture of organic esters. Formula: C10H17OH Also called bornyl alcohol
Word Origin
C19: from Borne(o) + -ol1
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