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naphthalene: Meaning and Definition of

naph•tha•lene

Pronunciation: (naf'thu-l?n", nap'-), [key]
? n. Chem.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-insoluble hydrocarbon, CH, usually obtained from coal tar: used in making dyes, as a moth repellant, etc.
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