metanilic acid

noun

met·​a·​nil·​ic acid
¦metə¦nilik-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 7 Dec. 2022.

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