naphth-

combining form

variants or naphtho- or less commonly naphtha-
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sometimes in names of compounds in which a benzene nucleus has been replaced by a naphthalene nucleus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- sense 2
not used systematically
naphthanthracene

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary, from naphtha & naphthaline

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“Naphth-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/naphth-. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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