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 and Etymology 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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