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cam·phor

 (kăm′fər)
n.
A fragrant white or colorless crystalline ketone, C10H16O, obtained naturally from the wood of the camphor tree or synthesized from pinene and used as an insect repellent, in the manufacture of film, plastics, lacquers, and in medicine chiefly in external preparations to relieve mild pain and itching.

[Middle English caumfre, from Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin camphora, from Arabic kāfūr, possibly from Malay kapur; akin to Sanskrit karpūraḥ.]

cam′phor·a′ceous (kăm′fə-rā′shəs) adj.
cam·phor′ic (-fôr′ĭk) adj.
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camphor

(ˈkæmfə)
n
(Elements & Compounds) 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
[C15: from Old French camphre, from Medieval Latin camphora, from Arabic kāfūr, from Malay kāpūr chalk; related to Khmer kāpōr camphor]
camphoric adj
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cam•phor

(ˈkæm fər)

n.
a white, pleasant-smelling terpene ketone, C10H16O, used chiefly in making celluloid, as a counterirritant, and as a moth repellent.
[1275–1325; Middle English caumfre < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin camphora « Arabic kāfūr < Malay kapur]
cam•phor′ic (-ˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-) adj.
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cam·phor

(kăm′fər)
A white, gum-like, crystalline compound, C10H16O, having a strong odor and evaporating easily. It is used as an insect repellent and in making plastics and explosives.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.camphor - a resin obtained from the camphor tree; used in making celluloid and liniment
camphor ball, mothball - a small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing
natural resin - a plant exudate
celluloid - highly flammable substance made from cellulose nitrate and camphor; used in e.g. motion-picture and X-ray film; its use has decreased with the development of nonflammable thermoplastics
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Translations
زَيْتُ الكافور
kafr
kamfer
kámfor
kamfóra
kamparas
kampars
kamfora
gáfor

camphor

[ˈkæmfəʳ] Nalcanfor m
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camphor

nKampfer m
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camphor

[ˈkæmfəʳ] ncanfora
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camphor

(ˈkӕmfə) noun
a strongly scented whitish substance, used for various medical and industrial purposes. Mothballs contain camphor.
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cam·phor

n. alcanfor;
___ julepaqua alcanforada.
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camphor

n alcanfor m
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PANI (Mw = 50,000), camphorsulfonic acid (CSA), and 2,2,2-trichloroethanol (TFE) were purchased from Sigma-Aldrich.
Monomer EDOT 0.01 mol and 0.001 M (0.03 mmol) camphorsulfonic acid were dissolved in 30 mL n-hexane under magnetic stirring and coded it as solution B.
Doping agent camphorsulfonic acid (CSA) was obtained from Aldrich.