thianaphthene

noun
thia·​naph·​thene | \ ¦thīə¦nafˌthēn, ÷ -apˌth- \
plural -s

Definition of thianaphthene

: a crystalline heterocyclic compound C8H6S that has an odor like that of naphthalene and is found in lignite tar

called also benzothiophene

History and Etymology for thianaphthene

thia- entry 1 + naphth- + -ene

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“Thianaphthene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thianaphthene. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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