Definitions for naphthalenic-ˈlɛn ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

naph•tha•leneˈnæf θəˌlin, ˈnæp-; -lɪn(n.)

or naph•tha•line ; also naph•tha•lin

  1. a white crystalline hydrocarbon, C10H8, usu. obtained from coal tar: used in making dyes and as a moth repellant.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of naphthalene:

1865–70; earlier napthaline

naph`tha′len•ic-ˈlɛn ɪk(adj.)


  1. naphthalenic(Adjective)

    Pertaining to, or derived from, naphthalene.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Naphthalenic(adj)

    pertaining to , or derived from, naphthalene; -- used specifically to designate a yellow crystalline substance, called naphthalenic acid and also hydroxy quinone, and obtained from certain derivatives of naphthol


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