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[meth-uh l-naf-thuh-leen, -nap-]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a compound, C11H10, whose alpha isomer, a colorless liquid, is used in determining cetane numbers.
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Origin of methylnaphthalene

First recorded in 1880–85; methyl- + naphthalene
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British Dictionary definitions for methylnaphthalene


  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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