naphthene

noun naph·thene \ ˈnaf-ˌthēn , nonstandard ˈnap- \

Definition of naphthene

naphthenic

play \ˌnaf-ˈthē-nik, nonstandard ˌnap-, -ˈthe-\ adjective

First Known Use of naphthene

1884


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of very fine texture or delicate form

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