camphoric acid

noun

: a white crystalline acid C10H16O2 existing in three optically different forms
especially : the dextrorotatory form obtained by the oxidation of dextrorotatory camphor and used in pharmaceuticals

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“Camphoric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/camphoric%20acid. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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