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Meaning of beta-naphthylamine

be•ta-naph•thyl•a•mine

Pronunciation: (bā'tu-naf'thu-lu-mēn", -nap'- or, esp. Brit., bē'-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a white to reddish, crystalline, water-soluble, extremely toxic solid, CHN, used chiefly in the manufacture of azo dyes.
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