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naphthyl

[naf-thil, nap-]
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adjective Chemistry.
  1. containing the naphthyl group.

Origin of naphthyl

First recorded in 1865–70; naphth- + -yl
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British Dictionary definitions for naphthyl

naphthyl

noun
  1. (modifier) of, consisting of, or containing either of two forms of the monovalent group C 10 H 7

Word Origin

C19: from naphtha + -yl
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