xylidine

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

Definition of xylidine

: 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

First Known Use of xylidine

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Xylidine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xylidine. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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xylidine

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

Medical Definition of xylidine

: 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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