Definition of arsanilic acid in English:

arsanilic acid

noun

Chemistry
  • A compound of arsanic acid and aniline, used formerly in the treatment of syphilis and trypanosomiasis and added to the feed of pigs and poultry to promote growth and prevent intestinal infection.

    Chemical name: 4-aminophenylarsonic acid; C₆H₈AsNO₃.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts.