[ bey-tuh-naf-thuh-luh-meen, -nap- or, esp. British, bee- ]
/ ˈbeɪ təˈnæf θə ləˌmin, -ˈnæp- or, esp. British, ˈbi- /

noun Chemistry.

a white to reddish, crystalline, water-soluble, extremely toxic solid, C10H9N, used chiefly in the manufacture of azo dyes.

Nearby words

  1. beta-lactam,
  2. beta-lactamase,
  3. beta-lipoprotein,
  4. beta-naphthol,
  5. beta-naphthyl group,
  6. beta-oxidation,
  7. beta-receptor,
  8. beta-test,
  9. betacam,
  10. betacarotene

Origin of beta-naphthylamine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for beta-naphthylamine

  • Similarly there are two amidonaphthalenes, known as alpha- and beta-naphthylamine respectively.

    Coal|Raphael Meldola
  • The process by which beta-naphthylamine is prepared from beta-naphthol, already referred to, viz.

    Coal|Raphael Meldola