Medical Dictionary


noun xy·lene \ˈzī-ˌlēn\

Medical Definition of XYLENE

:  any of three toxic flammable oily isomeric aromatic hydrocarbons C8H10 that are dimethyl homologues of benzene and are usually obtained from petroleum or natural gas distillates; also :  a commercial mixture of xylenes used chiefly as a solvent


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