borneol

borneol

[bawr-nee-awl, -ol]
noun Chemistry.
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:
1875–80; Borne(o) + -ol1

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

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