Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


Also called aniline oil, aminobenzine, phenylamine. Chemistry. 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.
pertaining to or derived from aniline:
aniline colors.
Historical Examples

Practically all bacteriological stains are solutions of the anilin dyes.
The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey

The vessels are placed in a special pandal, and worshipped with flowers, anilin and turmeric powders.
Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston

The anilin fuchsin must be added slowly with constant stirring and the mixture boiled and filtered.
The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey

Such forms as gram, cocain, chlorid, anemia and anilin are the products of its influence.
The American Language Henry L. Mencken

a colourless oily pungent poisonous liquid used in the manufacture of dyes, plastics, pharmaceuticals, and explosives. Formula: C6H5NH2 Also called phenylamine

chemical base used in making colorful dyes, 1843, coined 1841 by German chemist Carl Julius Fritzsche (1808-1871) and adopted by Hofmann, ultimately from Portuguese anil “the indigo shrub,” from Arabic an-nil “the indigo,” assimilated from al-nil, from Persian nila, ultimately from Sanskrit nili “indigo,” from nilah “dark blue.” With chemical suffix -ine (2).

aniline an·i·line or an·i·lin (ān’ə-lĭn)
An oily, poisonous benzene derivative used in the manufacture of dyes and pharmaceuticals. adj.
Derived from aniline.
A colorless, oily, poisonous compound used in the manufacture of rubber, dyes, resins, pharmaceuticals, and varnishes. Aniline is an amine of benzene. Chemical formula: C6H7N.


Read Also:

  • Anilinction

    anilinction anilinction a·ni·linc·tion (ā’nə-lĭngk’shən) or a·ni·linc·tus (-lĭngk’təs) n. Sexual stimulation by licking or kissing the anus.

  • Aniline black

    the black dye obtained by the oxidation of aniline hydrochloride, used for dyeing textiles, especially cotton. Historical Examples As a consequence, the methods of dyeing furs with aniline black have also become simpler and more efficient. Principles and Practice of Fur Dressing and Fur Dyeing William E. Austin aniline black is the name given to […]

  • Aniline dye

    any of a large number of synthetic dyes derived from aniline, usually obtained from coal tar. Historical Examples Candy is commonly colored with aniline dye and often coated with paraffine to prevent evaporation. The Holy Earth L. H. Bailey A woman is worth more than to be subordinated to an aniline dye. The Strand Magazine, […]

  • Aniline blue

    aniline blue aniline blue n. A mixture of sulfonated triphenylmethane dyes used as a connective tissue stain and as a counterstain. Historical Examples It can be made soluble by the action of sulphuric acid in just the same way as the other aniline blue. Coal Raphael Meldola Then rinse and dye upon a fresh warm […]

Disclaimer: Anilin definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.