anthranilic acid


an·thra·nil·ic acid

noun \ˌan(t)-thrə-ˈni-lik-\

Definition of ANTHRANILIC ACID

:  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

an·thra·nil·ic acid

noun \ˌan(t)-thrə-ˌnil-ik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANTHRANILIC ACID

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

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