camphor

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From Old French camphore or Medieval Latin camphora, from Arabic كَافُور(kāfūr), via an Austronesian language such as Malay kapur.

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camphor (countable and uncountable, plural camphors)

  1. (organic chemistry) A white transparent waxy crystalline isoprenoid ketone, 1,7,7-trimethylbicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one, with a strong pungent odour, used in pharmacy.

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