decahydronaphthalene

noun dec·a·hy·dro·naphthalene \¦dekə¦hīdrō+\

Definition of decahydronaphthalene

  1. :  a colorless liquid hydrocarbon C10H18 obtained by hydrogenation of naphthalene and used as a solvent (as for paints, lacquers, and silicones)

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Origin and Etymology of decahydronaphthalene

International Scientific Vocabulary deca- + hydr- + naphthalene


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