ethylbenzene

[eth-uhl-ben-zeen, -ben-zeen]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless liquid, C 8 H 10 , used chiefly as an intermediate in the manufacture of styrene and as a solvent and diluent for paints and varnishes.

Origin:
1870–75; ethyl + benzene

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Inhaling ethylbenzene can cause dizziness and irritate the eyes and throat.
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