aminophenol

noun
ami·​no·​phe·​nol
plural -s

Definition of aminophenol

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 usually amino phenol : any amino derivative of a phenol

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First Known Use of aminophenol

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aminophenol

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

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“Aminophenol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aminophenol. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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