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camphene

[kam-feen, kam-feen] /ˈkæm fin, kæmˈfin/
noun
1.
a colorless, crystalline, water-insoluble substance, C 10 H 16 , occurring in turpentine and many other essential oils, prepared from pinene: used chiefly as an intermediate in the manufacture of synthetic camphor.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Neo-Latin camph(ora) camphor + -ene
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camphene

/ˈkæmfiːn/
noun
1.
a colourless crystalline insoluble optically active terpene derived from pinene and present in many essential oils. Formula: C10H16
Word Origin
C19: from camph(or) + -ene
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