Definition of acenaphthene in English:

acenaphthene

noun

Chemistry
  • A crystalline aromatic hydrocarbon found in coal tar and used in the manufacture of dyes and pesticides.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Chemical News. From ace- + naphthene, after French acénaphtène.

Pronunciation:

acenaphthene

/ˌasɪˈnafθiːn//ˌasɪˈnapθiːn/