xylidine

xylidine

[zahy-li-deen, -din, zil-i-]
noun
1.
any of six isomeric compounds that have the formula C 8 H 11 N, are derivatives of xylene, and resemble aniline: used in dye manufacture.
2.
an oily liquid consisting of a mixture of certain of these compounds, used commercially in making dyes.

Origin:
1840–50; xyl(ene) + -id3 + -ine2

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xylidine (ˈzaɪlɪˌdiːn, -ˌdaɪn, ˈzɪlɪ-)
 
n
1.  a mixture of six isomeric amines derived from xylene and used in dyes. Formula: (CH3)2C6H3NH2
2.  any one of these isomers

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