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anthranilic acid

Line breaks: anthra|nil¦ic acid
Pronunciation: /ˌanθrəˈnɪlɪk/

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Definition of anthranilic acid in English:

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A colourless or yellow crystalline compound first obtained by alkaline hydrolysis of indigo.
  • Chemical formula: NH2C6H4COOH

Origin

mid 19th century: anthranilic from Greek anthrax 'coal' + anil (being any imine derived from aniline) + -ic.

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