Metaxylene
Metaxylene Met`a*xy"lene, n. [Pref. meta- + xylene.] (Chem.) That variety of xylene, or dimethyl benzene, in which the two methyl groups occupy the meta position with reference to each other. It is a colorless inflammable liquid. [1913 Webster]

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  • metaxylene — Xylene Xy lene, n. [Gr. xy lon wood.] (Chem.) Any of a group of three metameric hydrocarbons of the aromatic series, found in coal and wood tar, and so named because found in crude wood spirit. They are colorless, oily, inflammable liquids, {C6H4 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CH32C6H3NH2 — Xylidine Xy li*dine, n. (Chem.) Any one of six metameric hydrocarbons, {(CH3)2.C6H3.NH2}, resembling aniline, and related to xylene. They are liquids, or easily fusible crystalline substances, of which three are derived from metaxylene, two from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Xylidine — Xy li*dine, n. (Chem.) Any one of six metameric hydrocarbons, {(CH3)2.C6H3.NH2}, resembling aniline, and related to xylene. They are liquids, or easily fusible crystalline substances, of which three are derived from metaxylene, two from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • C6H4CH32 — Xylene Xy lene, n. [Gr. xy lon wood.] (Chem.) Any of a group of three metameric hydrocarbons of the aromatic series, found in coal and wood tar, and so named because found in crude wood spirit. They are colorless, oily, inflammable liquids, {C6H4 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Metamer — Met a*mer, n. [See {Metamere}.] (Chem.) Any one of several metameric forms of the same substance, or of different substances having the same composition; as, xylene has three metamers, viz., orthoxylene, metaxylene, and paraxylene; an isomer.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ortho- — Or tho ([^o]r th[ o] ) pref. [Gr. orqo s straight; akin to Skr. [=u]rdhva upright, v[.r]dh to grow, to cause to grow.] [1913 Webster] 1. A combining form signifying straight, right, upright, correct, regular; as, orthodromy, orthodiagonal,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orthoxylene — Xylene Xy lene, n. [Gr. xy lon wood.] (Chem.) Any of a group of three metameric hydrocarbons of the aromatic series, found in coal and wood tar, and so named because found in crude wood spirit. They are colorless, oily, inflammable liquids, {C6H4 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paraxylene — Xylene Xy lene, n. [Gr. xy lon wood.] (Chem.) Any of a group of three metameric hydrocarbons of the aromatic series, found in coal and wood tar, and so named because found in crude wood spirit. They are colorless, oily, inflammable liquids, {C6H4 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Xylene — Xy lene, n. [Gr. xy lon wood.] (Chem.) Any of a group of three metameric hydrocarbons of the aromatic series, found in coal and wood tar, and so named because found in crude wood spirit. They are colorless, oily, inflammable liquids,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • xylol — Xylene Xy lene, n. [Gr. xy lon wood.] (Chem.) Any of a group of three metameric hydrocarbons of the aromatic series, found in coal and wood tar, and so named because found in crude wood spirit. They are colorless, oily, inflammable liquids, {C6H4 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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