Definition of paranaphthalene in English:

paranaphthalene

noun

Chemistry
rare, historical
  • An aromatic hydrocarbon discovered in coal tar, now called anthracene.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Thomson. From para- + naphthalene, after French paranaphtaline.

Pronunciation

paranaphthalene

/ˌparəˈnapθəliːn//ˌparəˈnafθəliːn/