xylene

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noun xy·lene \ ˈzī-ˌlēn \

Definition of xylene

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

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xylene

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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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