naphthylamine

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naph·​thyl·​amine | \ naf-ˈthi-lə-ˌmēn How to pronounce naphthylamine (audio) , nonstandard nap- \

Definition of naphthylamine

: either of two isomeric crystalline bases C10H9N used especially as dye intermediates

First Known Use of naphthylamine

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Naphthylamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/naphthylamine. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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naphthylamine

noun
naph·​thyl·​amine | \ naf-ˈthil-ə-ˌmēn, nap- How to pronounce naphthylamine (audio) \

Medical Definition of naphthylamine

: either of two isomeric crystalline bases C10H9N that are used especially in synthesizing dyes especially : one (β–naphthylamine) with the amino group in the beta position that has been demonstrated to cause bladder cancer in individuals exposed to it while working in the dye industry

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