(Greek > Latin: volatile petroleum derivative; containing, or derived from the coal-tar derivative naphthol)
2. A clear colorless flammable mixture of light hydrocarbons from petroleum.
It is used as raw material for many petrochemicals and plastics.
Used in making dyes; such as, a moth repellent (mothballs), plastics, dyes, solvents, antiseptics, and insecticides.
2. Pertaining to, derived from, or related to, naphthalene; used specifically to denote any one of a series of acids derived from naphthalene, and called naphthalene acids.
Ingestion of large amounts may cause abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, circulatory failure, convulsions, and death.
External application may cause nephritis, hematuria, hemolytic anemia, jaundice, convulsions, and death.