variants: or naphtho- or less commonly naphtha-

Definition of naphth-

1 : naphtha naphthene naphthyl
2a : related to naphthalene : naphthoic acid naphthoquinone naphthamide sometimes in names of compounds in which a benzene nucleus has been replaced by a naphthalene nucleusnaphthoresorcinol C10H6(OH)2
b : naphthol naphthoxide
3a : containing a naphthalene nucleus fused on one or two sides to one or two other rings naphthacridine naphthopyran naphthadiazine
b : benz- sense 2 not used systematicallynaphthanthracene

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“Naphth-.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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