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toluene

noun tol·u·ene \ˈtäl-yə-ˌwēn\

Definition of TOLUENE

:  a liquid aromatic hydrocarbon C7H8 that resembles benzene but is less volatile, flammable, and toxic and is used especially as a solvent, in organic synthesis, and as an antiknock agent for gasoline

Origin of TOLUENE

French toluène, from tolu balsam from the tropical American tree Myroxylon balsamum, from Spanish tolú, from Santiago de Tolú, Colombia
First Known Use: 1855

toluene

noun tol·u·ene \ˈtäl-yə-ˌwēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TOLUENE

:  a liquid aromatic hydrocarbon C7H8 that resembles benzene but is less volatile, flammable, and toxic and is used as a solvent, in organic synthesis, and as an antiknock agent for gasoline—called also methylbenzene

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