Meaning of NAPHTHALENE in English

NAPHTHALENE

noun Etymology: alteration of earlier naphthaline, irregular from naphtha Date: 1821 a crystalline aromatic hydrocarbon C 10 H 8 usually obtained by distillation of coal tar and used especially in organic synthesis

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