camphene

noun cam·phene \ ˈkam-ˌfēn \

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


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camphene

noun cam·phene \ ˈkam-ˌfēn \

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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