Definitions for naphthalenic-ˈlɛn ɪk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
naph•tha•leneˈnæf θəˌlin, ˈnæp-; -lɪn(n.)
or naph•tha•line ; also naph•tha•lin
a white crystalline hydrocarbon, C10H8, usu. obtained from coal tar: used in making dyes and as a moth repellant.
Origin of naphthalene:
1865–70; earlier napthaline
Pertaining to, or derived from, naphthalene.
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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