A colorless crystalline terpene, C10 H16 , occurring naturally in numerous essential oils and used in the manufacture of synthetic camphor and insecticides.
A toxic, colorless, crystalline terpene, C10H16, prepared synthetically from pinene and used like camphor.
Other Word Forms
Origin of camphene
- camph(or) –ene
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition