Definition of Naphthous

1. [adj]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Naphthous

naphthides
naphthoate
naphthoate synthetase
naphthoates
naphthoflavone
naphthoflavones
naphthoic
naphthoic acid
naphthol
naphthol as d esterase
naphthol yellow S
naphtholate
naphthols
naphthoquinone
naphthoquinones
naphthous (current term)
naphthyl
naphthylamidase
naphthylamidases
naphthylamide
naphthylamides
naphthylamine
naphthylamines
naphthylpiperazine
naphthyls
naphthylthiourea
naphthylvinylpyridine
naphthyridine
naphthyridines
naphtol

Literary usage of Naphthous

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1. The Life of Sir Robert Christison, Bart. by Robert Christison (1885)
"But it is much less elastic, and cannot be recovered from its naphthous or ethereal solutions ... I obtained from it by distillation, first a naphthous ..."

2. Annual Report of the State Board of Health of New York by New York (State). Board of Health (1883)
"The terrible results of explosion of the naphthous vapors given off from petroleum and other illuminating fluids had come to be a subject of legislative ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1884)
"When rubbed together, they emit the peculiar 'naphthous' odor which characterizes the South-Carolina phosphates. I collected and weighed the loose specimens ..."

4. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1870)
"... naphthous odor. This property is, as a rule, the more decided the denser the modules, and is in direct proportion to the amount of organic matter ..."

5. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1896)
"This odor is described by some as " fishy," by others as " bituminous " or " naphthous," as it resembles in some degree the odor of crude petroleum. ..."

6. Annual of Scientific Discovery: Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Wm Ripley Nichols, Charles R Cross (1870)
"Shep- ard, of Amherst College, Ma<s., says: — The phosphatic nodules and masses generally give on friction of their fresh surfaces a peculiar naphthous odor ..."

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