noun an·il \ˈanəl\

Definition of anil



  1. :  a Schiff base derived from an aromatic amine; especially :  one derived from aniline the anil C6H5CH:NC6H5 of benzaldehyde

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Origin and Etymology of anil

International Scientific Vocabulary, from aniline

First Known Use: 1894

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to cast off or become cast off

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