aniline

noun an·i·line \ ˈa-nᵊl-ən \
Updated on: 11 Nov 2017

Definition of aniline

: an oily liquid poisonous amine C6H5NH2 obtained especially by the reduction of nitrobenzene and used chiefly in organic synthesis (as of dyes)

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Origin and Etymology of aniline

German Anilin, from Anil indigo, from French, from Portuguese, from Arabic al-nīl the indigo plant, from Sanskrit nīlī indigo, from feminine of nīla dark blue


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aniline

noun an·i·line \ ˈan-ᵊl-ən \

medical Definition of aniline

: an oily liquid poisonous amine C6H5NH2 obtained especially by the reduction of nitrobenzene and used chiefly in organic synthesis (as of dyes and pharmaceuticals)

aniline

adjective

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