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aniline

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noun an·i·line \ˈa-nəl-ən\

Definition of aniline

  1. :  an oily liquid poisonous amine C6H5NH2 obtained especially by the reduction of nitrobenzene and used chiefly in organic synthesis (as of dyes)



Origin of aniline

German Anilin, from Anil indigo, from French, from Portuguese, from Arabic al-nīl the indigo plant, from Sanskrit nīlī indigo, from feminine of nīla dark blue


First Known Use: 1849


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aniline

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noun an·i·line \ˈan-əl-ən\

Medical Definition of aniline

  1. :  an oily liquid poisonous amine C6H5NH2 obtained especially by the reduction of nitrobenzene and used chiefly in organic synthesis (as of dyes and pharmaceuticals)

  2. aniline adjective




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