Definition of Thyme camphor

1. Noun. A colorless crystalline solid used in perfume or preserving biological specimens or in embalming or medically as a fungicide or antiseptic.

Exact synonyms: Thymic Acid, Thymol
Generic synonyms: Phenol



Medical Definition of Thyme camphor

1. A phenol derivative of cymene, C10H13.OH, isomeric with carvacrol, found in oil of thyme, and extracted as a white crystalline substance of a pleasant aromatic odour and strong antiseptic properties. Synonym: hydroxy cymene. Origin: Thyme + -ol. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Thyme Camphor

thylacines
thylacitis
thylakoid
thylakoid processing peptidase
thylakoid protein kinase
thylakoids
thylose
thyloses
thylosis
thym-
thymacetin
thymate
thyme-leaved sandwort
thyme-leaved speedwell
thyme camphor (current term)
thyme oil
thymectomies
thymectomize
thymectomized
thymectomizes
thymectomizing
thymectomy
thymelcosis
thymelike
thymene
thymes
thymey
thymi
thymiatechny

Literary usage of Thyme camphor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... neuralgia, throat affections and toothache. It acts also as a local anaesthetic, vascular stimulant and disinfectant. Thymol, thyme camphor ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... neuralgia, throat affections and toothache. It acts also as a local anaesthetic, vascular stimulant and disinfectant. Thymol, thyme camphor ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"O, a colorless crystalline compound obtained from the oil of thyme, horse mint, etc. Often called thyme camphor. Its chemical nature is analogous to that of ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Often called thyme camphor. Its chemical nature is analogous to that of phenol, or carbolic acid, though it has but little of the caustic properties of that ..."

5. Lessons in Chemistry by William Houston Greene, Harry Frederick Keller (1900)
"Its relations to the series of camphors are indicated in the following formulae : C1«H", Cymene. C1«H"O, Thymol, or thyme camphor. ..."

6. The Condensed Chemical Dictionary: A Reference Volume for All Requiring by Chemical Catalog Company, Inc (1920)
"thyme camphor. See Thymol. Thyme Oil. Color and properties: Yellowish or yellowish-red liquid; strong odor of thyme; aromatic, pungent, cooling taste. ..."

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