camphene

noun
cam·​phene | \ ˈkam-ˌfēn How to pronounce camphene (audio) \

Definition of camphene

: any of several terpenes related to camphor especially : a colorless crystalline terpene C10H16 used in insecticides

First Known Use of camphene

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

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“Camphene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camphene. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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camphene

noun
cam·​phene | \ ˈkam-ˌfēn How to pronounce camphene (audio) \

Medical Definition of camphene

: any of several terpenes related to camphor especially : a colorless crystalline terpene C10H16 found in three optically different forms in several essential oils, made synthetically from pinene, and used in insecticides

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