plural -s
: a crystalline saturated terpene C10H18 that may be regarded as the parent compound of borneol, camphor, and related compounds; 1,7,7-trimethyl-norbornane

called also camphane

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary born- (from borneol) + -ane

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“Bornane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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