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

Definition of acetoacetanilide

: 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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First Known Use of acetoacetanilide

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acetoacetanilide

International Scientific Vocabulary acet- + acetanilide

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“Acetoacetanilide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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