naphthalene

noun naph·tha·lene \ ˈnaf-thə-ˌlēn , nonstandard ˈnap- \

Definition of naphthalene

: a crystalline aromatic hydrocarbon C10H8 usually obtained by distillation of coal tar and used especially in organic synthesis

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Origin and Etymology of naphthalene

alteration of earlier naphthaline, irregular from naphtha


Medical Dictionary

naphthalene

noun naph·tha·lene \ -ˌlēn \

medical Definition of naphthalene

: a crystalline aromatic hydrocarbon C10H8 usually obtained by distillation of coal tar and used especially in organic synthesis and formerly as a topical and intestinal antiseptic

naphthalenic

play \ˌnaf-thə-ˈlen-ik, ˌnap-, -ˈlēn-\ adjective


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