aminophenol

noun ami·no·phe·nol

Definition of aminophenol

plural

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  1. 1 :  any of three crystalline compounds NH2C6H4OH derived from phenol, distinguished as ortho-aminophenol, meta-aminophenol, and para-aminophenol, and used as dye intermediates, the para compound being also used as a fur and hair dye and as a photographic developer

  2. 2 usually amino phenol :  any amino derivative of a phenol

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Origin and Etymology of aminophenol

International Scientific Vocabulary amin- + phenol; originally formed in German


First Known Use: 1896


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