noun tet·ra·hy·dro·naphthalene \"+\

Definition of tetrahydronaphthalene

  1. :  an oily liquid hydrocarbon C10H12 obtained by partial hydrogenation of naphthalene in the presence of a catalyst and used chiefly as a solvent (as for paints and lacquers) —called also 1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene

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Origin and Etymology of tetrahydronaphthalene

International Scientific Vocabulary tetrahydr- + naphthalene

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