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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Origin and Etymology of aminophenol
International Scientific Vocabulary amin- + phenol; originally formed in German
First Known Use: 1896See Words from the same year
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