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[naf-theen, nap-] /ˈnæf θin, ˈnæp-/

noun, Chemistry.
any of a group of hydrocarbon ring compounds of the general formula, C n H 2n , derivatives of cyclopentane and cyclohexane, found in certain petroleums.
/ˈnæfθiːn; ˈnæp-/
any of a class of cycloalkanes, mainly derivatives of cyclopentane, found in petroleum
(nāf’thēn’, nāp’-)
See cycloalkane.


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