orthanilic acid

or·​tha·​nil·​ic acid | \ ¦ȯ(r)thə¦nilik- \

Definition of orthanilic acid

: a crystalline sulfonic acid H2NC6H4SO3H isomeric with sulfanilic acid; ortho-amino-benzenesulfonic acid

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History and Etymology for orthanilic acid

orth- + sulfanilic acid

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“Orthanilic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthanilic%20acid. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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