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naph•thol



Pronunciation: (naf'thôl, -thol, nap'-), [key]
n. Chem.
either of two isomeric hydroxyl derivatives, C10H7OH, of naphthalene (alpha-naphthol or 1-naphthol and beta-naphthol or 2-naphthol), white or yellowish crystals, with a phenolic odor, that darken on exposure to light: used chiefly in dyes, drugs, perfumes, and insecticides. Also called hydroxynaphthalene.

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naphthenenaphthyl
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