methylnaphthalene

[ meth-uhl-naf-thuh-leen, -nap- ]

nounChemistry.
  1. a compound, C11H10, whose alpha isomer, a colorless liquid, is used in determining cetane numbers.

Origin of methylnaphthalene

1
First recorded in 1880–85; methyl- + naphthalene

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British Dictionary definitions for methylnaphthalene

methylnaphthalene

/ (ˌmiːθaɪlˈnæpθəˌliːn) /


noun
  1. either of two isomeric derivatives of naphthalene: a liquid (1-methylnaphthalene), used in standardizing diesel fuels, or a solid (2-methylnaphthalene), an insecticide

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