from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative name for aniline (C6H5NH2).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of certain class of organic bases regarded as formed from ammonia by the substitution of phenyl for hydrogen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as aniline.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. oily poisonous liquid amine obtained from nitrobenzene and used to make dyes and plastics and medicines
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Not bad for a chemical that started as an accident involving a substance aniline, phenylamine that stinks of rotting fish.
An enzyme that converts the amino acid phenylamine to tyrosine, a precursor to the neurotransmitter dopamine.
A.W. von Hofmann investigated these variously prepared substances, and proved them to be identical, and thenceforth they took their place as one body, under the name aniline or phenylamine.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.