Meaning of ANILINE in English


/an"l in, -uyn'/ , n.

1. Also called aniline oil, aminobenzine, phenylamine . Chem. a colorless, oily, slightly water-soluble liquid, C 6 H 5 NH 2 , usually derived from nitrobenzene by reduction: used chiefly in the synthesis of dyes and drugs.


2. pertaining to or derived from aniline: aniline colors. Also, anilin /an"l in/ .

[ 1840-50; ANIL + -INE 2 ]

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