noun ace·to·ac·et·an·i·lide \¦a-sə-(ˌ)tō-ˌa-sə-tˈa-nə-ˌlīd, ə-¦sē-tō-, -sə-ˈta-, -ləd\

Definition of acetoacetanilide



  1. :  a crystalline compound CH3COCH2CONHC6H5 made by reaction of aniline with acetoacetic ester or with diketene and used as a dye intermediate

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Origin and Etymology of acetoacetanilide

International Scientific Vocabulary acet- + acetanilide

First Known Use: 1891

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