Complete Definition of "xylene"

English
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Etymology
From AGr. polytonic|ξÏλον âwoodâ + -ene.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËzaɪliËn/

Noun
en-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, xylene in unventilated rooms, and so on [...].

Translations
trans-top|di-methyl-benzene
Finnish: ksyleeni
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Category:Organic compounds

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