naphthylamine

noun naph·thyl·amine \ naf-ˈthi-lə-ˌmēn , nonstandard nap- \

Definition of naphthylamine

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

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naphthylamine

noun naph·thyl·amine \ naf-ˈthil-ə-ˌmēn, nap- \

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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