metanilic acid

noun met·a·nil·ic acid \¦metə¦nilik-\

Definition of metanilic acid

  1. :  a crystalline sulfonic acid H2NC6H4SO3H that is isomeric with sulfanilic acid, is made by sulfonating nitrobenzene and then reducing, and is used as an intermediate for azo dyes; meta -amino-benzenesulfonic acid

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Origin and Etymology of metanilic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary meta- + sulfanilic acid


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