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xanthate Tweet Definition of xanthate Like Definition of xanthate on Facebook
noun
  1. (chemistry) any salt or ester of xanthic acid
xanthene dye Tweet Definition of xanthene dye Like Definition of xanthene dye on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of a group of brilliant fluorescent yellow to pink to bluish red dyes characterized by the presence of the xanthene nucleus, known sometimes in colorless as well as colored forms, and used chiefly in dyeing textile fibers, in coloring paper, in producing fluorescent effects, and as organic pigments.
xanthic Tweet Definition of xanthic Like Definition of xanthic on Facebook
adjective
  1. (colour) of a yellowish colour.
xanthic acid Tweet Definition of xanthic acid Like Definition of xanthic acid on Facebook
noun
  1. (chemistry) any of a class of organic sulphur-containing acids of general formula ROCS2H
xe Tweet Definition of xe Like Definition of xe on Facebook
pronoun
  1. (context, chiefly, internet) That person; a subject-case gender-neutral pronoun.
xenon Tweet Definition of xenon Like Definition of xenon on Facebook
noun
  1. a heavy, gaseous chemical element (symbol Xe) of the noble gases group with an atomic number of 54.
xylene Tweet Definition of xylene Like Definition of xylene on Facebook
noun
  1. (chemistry) Any of a group of three isomeric aromatic hydrocarbons, di-methyl-benzene, found in coal and wood tar.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 262:
    • :... proceeding, desperately, from such opiated catarrh preparations as Collis Brown's Mixture on to cocainized brain tonics, cigarettes soaked in absinthe, in unventilated rooms, and so on ....
xylose Tweet Definition of xylose Like Definition of xylose on Facebook
noun
  1. a white crystalline substance, a sugar, derived from wood
  2. (chemistry) One of the pentoses, C5H10O5

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