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xylidine

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noun xy·li·dine \ˈzī-lə-ˌdēn\

Definition of xylidine

  1. :  any or a mixture of six toxic liquid or low-melting crystalline isomeric amino derivatives C8H11N of the xylenes used chiefly as intermediates for azo dyes and in organic synthesis



Origin of xylidine

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1850


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xylidine

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noun xy·li·dine \ˈzī-lə-ˌdēn\

Medical Definition of xylidine

  1. :  any of six toxic liquid or low-melting crystalline compounds C8H11N that are amino derivatives of the xylenes and are used chiefly as intermediates for azo dyes and in organic synthesis




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