naphthyl

[naf-thil, nap-]

adjective Chemistry.

containing the naphthyl group.

Nearby words

  1. naphthalize,
  2. naphthene,
  3. naphthenic,
  4. naphthol,
  5. naphthol yellow s,
  6. naphthyl group,
  7. napier,
  8. napier grass,
  9. napier's bones,
  10. napier, john

Origin of naphthyl

First recorded in 1865–70; naphth- + -yl

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British Dictionary definitions for naphthyl

naphthyl

noun

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

Word Origin for naphthyl

C19: from naphtha + -yl

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