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anthranilic acid

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noun an·thra·nil·ic acid \ˌan(t)-thrə-ˈni-lik-\

Definition of anthranilic acid

  1. :  a crystalline acid NH2C6H4COOH used as an intermediate in the manufacture of dyes (as indigo), pharmaceuticals, and perfumes



Origin of anthranilic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary anthracene + aniline


First Known Use: 1845


Medical Dictionary

anthranilic acid

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noun an·thra·nil·ic acid \ˌan(t)-thrə-ˌnil-ik-\

Medical Definition of anthranilic acid

  1. :  the ortho-substituted aminobenzoic acid NH2C6H4COOH used as an intermediate in the manufacture of dyes (as indigo), pharmaceuticals, and perfumes




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