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borneol

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noun bor·ne·ol \ˈbȯr-nē-ˌȯl, -ˌōl\

Definition of borneol

  1. :  a crystalline cyclic alcohol C10H17OH that occurs in two enantiomeric forms, is found in essential oils, and is used especially in perfumery



Origin of borneol

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Borneo, island of Indonesia


First Known Use: 1876


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borneol

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noun bor·ne·ol \ˈbȯr-nē-ˌȯl, -ˌōl\

Medical Definition of borneol

  1. :  a crystalline cyclic alcohol C10H17OH that occurs in two enantiomeric forms, is found in essential oils, and is used especially in perfumery




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