Camphor meaning

kăm'fər
A fragrant white or colorless crystalline ketone, C10 H16 O, obtained naturally from the wood of the camphor tree or synthesized from pinene and used as an insect repellent, in the manufacture of film, plastics, lacquers, and in medicine chiefly in external preparations to relieve mild pain and itching.
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A fragrant white or colorless crystalline ketone, C10 H16 O, obtained naturally from the wood of the camphor tree or synthesized from pinene and used as an insect repellent, in the manufacture of film, plastics, lacquers, and in medicine chiefly in external preparations to relieve mild pain and itching.
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A volatile, crystalline ketone, C10H16O, with a strong characteristic odor, derived from the wood of the camphor tree or synthetically from pinene: used to protect fabrics from moths, in manufacturing cellulose plastics, and in medicine as an irritant and stimulant.
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Any of several derivatives of terpenes.
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A white, gumlike, crystalline compound that has a strong odor. Camphor is volatile and is used as an insect repellent and in making plastics and explosives. Chemical formula: C10H16O.
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(organic chemistry) A white transparent waxy crystalline isoprenoid ketone, with a strong pungent odour, used in pharmacy.
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Origin of camphor

From Old French camphore or Medieval Latin camphora, from Arabic كافور (kāfūr), from Middle Persian (kāpūr), ultimately from Malay kapur, possibly via Sanskrit कर्पुर (karpura).