Xylylene Xy"lyl*ene, n. (Chem.) Any one of three metameric radicals, {CH2.C6H4.CH2}, derived respectively from the three xylenes. Often used adjectively; as, xylylene alcohol. [1913 Webster]

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  • xylylene — ˈzīləˌlēn noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary xylyl + ene 1. : any of several isomeric bivalent radicals C8H8 derived from the three xylenes by removal of one hydrogen atom from each of two carbon atoms; especially : any of… …   Useful english dictionary

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