noun (1)
al·​pha-naph·​thyl | \ ˌalfə- \

Definition of alpha-naphthyl

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: naphthyl


noun (2)
be·​ta-naph·​thyl | \ ¦bā-tə-¦naf-thəl+ \

Definition of beta-naphthyl (Entry 2 of 4)

: naphthyl

methyl naphthyl ketone

noun (3)

Definition of methyl naphthyl ketone (Entry 3 of 4)

: acetonaphthone

naphthyl methyl ketone

noun (4)

Definition of naphthyl methyl ketone (Entry 4 of 4)

: acetonaphthone

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First Known Use of alpha-naphthyl

Noun (1)

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alpha-naphthyl

Noun (1)

alpha entry 2 + naphthyl

Noun (2)

beta entry 2

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“Alpha-naphthyl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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