Meaning of borneol


Pronunciation: (bôr'nē-ôl", -ol"), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a white, translucent, lumpy, very slightly water-soluble, solid terpene alcohol, CHO, occurring in various isomeric forms, having a burning, mintlike taste, obtained from the trunk of a tree, Dryobalanops aromatica, or by the reduction of camphor: used in the form of its esters in the manufacture of synthetic camphor and in perfumery. Also called
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