naphth-

combining form
variants: or naphtho- or less commonly naphtha-

Definition of naphth-

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sometimes in names of compounds in which a benzene nucleus has been replaced by a naphthalene nucleus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

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Origin and Etymology of naphth-

International Scientific Vocabulary, from naphtha & naphthaline


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