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Definitions for camphoric
-ˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-cam·phoric

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. camphoricadjective

    relating to or derived from or containing camphor

    "camphoric liniments"


  1. camphoric

    Camphor () is a waxy, colorless solid with a strong aroma. It is classified as a terpenoid and a cyclic ketone. It is found in the wood of the camphor laurel (Cinnamomum camphora), a large evergreen tree found in East Asia; and in the kapur tree (Dryobalanops sp.), a tall timber tree from South East Asia. It also occurs in some other related trees in the laurel family, notably Ocotea usambarensis. Rosemary leaves (Rosmarinus officinalis) contain 0.05 to 0.5% camphor, while camphorweed (Heterotheca) contains some 5%. A major source of camphor in Asia is camphor basil (the parent of African blue basil). Camphor can also be synthetically produced from oil of turpentine. The compound is chiral, existing in two possible enantiomers as shown in the structural diagrams. The structure on the left is the naturally occurring (+)-camphor ((1R,4R)-bornan-2-one), while its mirror image shown on the right is the (−)-camphor ((1S,4S)-bornan-2-one). Camphor has few uses but is of historic significance as a compound that is readily purified from natural sources.


  1. camphoric

    Camphoric refers to anything derived from, related to, or characteristic of camphor, a white crystalline substance obtained from the wood of a camphor tree and used in moth repellents, in manufacturing of celluloid, and as a cooling agent in medicine and pharmacy. It can also refer to a certain odor or flavor resembling that of camphor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Camphoricadjective

    of, pertaining to, or derived from, camphor

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. camphorique.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of camphoric in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of camphoric in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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