acenaphthylene

noun
ace·​naph·​thy·​lene | \ -thəˌlēn \
plural -s

Definition of acenaphthylene

: a yellowish crystalline hydrocarbon C12H8 made by dehydrogenation of acenaphthene

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First Known Use of acenaphthylene

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acenaphthylene

International Scientific Vocabulary acenaphth- + -ylene

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“Acenaphthylene.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acenaphthylene. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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