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

Examples of anthranilic acid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The blue fluorescence, seen only when the worms are under ultraviolet light, comes from anthranilic acid, an organic compound produced inside little granules that line the worm’s intestine. Christopher Crockett, Scientific American, 2 Aug. 2013 The drop in pH amplifies the anthranilic acid’s natural fluorescence, generating a blue flash that follows the calcium wave. Christopher Crockett, Scientific American, 2 Aug. 2013 This initial investigation led them to the discovery that the anthranilic acid fluoresces and the calcium wave triggers the event. Christopher Crockett, Scientific American, 2 Aug. 2013

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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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“Anthranilic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anthranilic%20acid. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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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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