Complete Definition of "camphor"

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Etymology
From OF. camphore or ML. camphora, from Arab. ARchar|ÙاÙÙر (kÄfÅ«r), from Malay. kapur, ultimately from Skr. à¤à¤°à¥à¤ªà¥à¤° (karpura).

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËkæmfÉ/

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. organic compound A white transparent waxy crystalline isoprenoid ketone, with a strong pungent odour, used in pharmacy.

Translations
trans-top|camphor
Arabic: ARchar|ÙاÙÙر (kÄfÅ«r)
German: Campher n, Kampfer n
Italian: canfora f
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Derived terms
camphorate
camphorated
camphoraceous
camphor tree

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