[an-l-in, -ahyn]
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.
Also, anilin [an-l-in] .

1840–50; anil + -ine2 Unabridged
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aniline (ˈænɪlɪn, -ˌliːn)
Also called: phenylamine a colourless oily pungent poisonous liquid used in the manufacture of dyes, plastics, pharmaceuticals, and explosives. Formula: C6H5NH2

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chemical base used in making colorful dyes, 1850, coined 1841 by Ger. chemist Carl Julius Fritzsche (18081871), ultimately from Port. anil "the indigo shrub," from Arabic an-nil "the indigo," assimilated from al-nil, from Pers. nila, ult. from Skt. nili "indigo," from nilah "dark blue."
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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.

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aniline   (ān'ə-lĭn)  Pronunciation Key 
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.
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