methylnaphthalene

[meth-uh l-naf-thuh-leen, -nap-]

Origin of methylnaphthalene

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

methylnaphthalene

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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