Xylene
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.(CH3)2}, being dimethyl benzenes, and are called respectively {orthoxylene}, {metaxylene}, and {paraxylene}. Called also {xylol}. [1913 Webster]

Note: Each of these xylenes is the nucleus and prototype of a distinct series of compounds. [1913 Webster]


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