xylidine

noun

xy·​li·​dine ˈzī-lə-ˌdēn How to pronounce xylidine (audio)
: 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

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First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of xylidine was in 1850

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“Xylidine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xylidine. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

xylidine

noun
xy·​li·​dine ˈzī-lə-ˌdēn How to pronounce xylidine (audio)
: 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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