naphthalene[naf′thă-lēn]

Type:Term

Definitions
1. A carcinogenic and toxic hydrocarbon obtained from coal tar; used for many syntheses in industry and in some moth repellents; naphthalene can cause an attack of hemolytic anemia in people with a deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase.

Synonyms
naphthalin , tar camphor

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