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, n. [Gr. xy`lon wood.] (Chem.)
Any of a group of three metameric hydrocarbons of the
aromatic series, found in coal and wood tar, and so named
because found in crude wood spirit. They are colorless, oily,
inflammable liquids, C6H4.(CH3)2
, being dimethyl benzenes,
and are called respectively orthoxylene
. Called also xylol
Note: Each of these xylenes is the nucleus and prototype of a
distinct series of compounds.