decahydronaphthalene

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

Definition of decahydronaphthalene

: 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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History and Etymology for decahydronaphthalene

International Scientific Vocabulary deca- + hydr- + naphthalene

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“Decahydronaphthalene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decahydronaphthalene. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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