Camphoraceous



a whitish, translucent, crystalline, pleasant-odored terpene ketone, C 10 H 16 O, obtained from the camphor tree, used chiefly in the manufacture of celluloid and in medicine as a counter-irritant for infections and in the treatment of pain and itching.
any substance having medicinal or aromatic characteristics similar to those of camphor.
Historical Examples

Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 2 Various
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5 Various
The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines T. H. Pardo de Tavera

noun
a whitish crystalline aromatic terpene ketone obtained from the wood of the camphor tree or made from pinene: used in the manufacture of celluloid and in medicine as a liniment and treatment for colds. Formula: C10H16O
n.
camphor
(kām’fər)
A white, gumlike, crystalline compound that has a strong odor. Camphor is volatile and is used as an insect repellent and in making plastics and explosives. Chemical formula: C10H16O.

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