metanilic acid

noun
met·​a·​nil·​ic acid | \ ¦metə¦nilik- \

Definition of metanilic acid

: 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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History and Etymology for metanilic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary meta- + sulfanilic acid

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“Metanilic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metanilic%20acid. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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