metanil yellow

noun, often capitalized M&Y
met·​a·​nil yellow | \ ˈmetəˌnil- \

Definition of metanil yellow

: a yellow azo dye made from diazotized metanilic acid and diphenylamine

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History and Etymology for metanil yellow

International Scientific Vocabulary metanil, from metanilic (acid)

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“Metanil yellow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metanil%20yellow. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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