anthranilic acid

noun
an·​thra·​nil·​ic acid | \ ˌan(t)-thrə-ˈni-lik- How to pronounce anthranilic acid (audio) \

Definition of anthranilic acid

: a crystalline acid NH2C6H4COOH used as an intermediate in the manufacture of dyes (such as indigo), pharmaceuticals, and perfumes

First Known Use of anthranilic acid

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anthranilic acid

anthranil- borrowed from German anthranil- (in Anthranilsäure "anthranilic acid," from anthra- —in Anthracen anthracene— + Anilin aniline) + -ic entry 1

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The first known use of anthranilic acid was in 1842

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“Anthranilic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anthranilic%20acid. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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anthranilic acid

noun
an·​thra·​nil·​ic acid | \ ˌan(t)-thrə-ˌnil-ik- How to pronounce anthranilic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of anthranilic acid

: the ortho-substituted aminobenzoic acid NH2C6H4COOH used as an intermediate in the manufacture of dyes (as indigo), pharmaceuticals, and perfumes

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