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xylidine

[zahy-li-deen, -din, zil-i-] /ˈzaɪ lɪˌdin, -dɪn, ˈzɪl ɪ-/
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
1840-1850
1840-50; xyl(ene) + -id3 + -ine2
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xylidine

/ˈzaɪlɪˌdiːn; -ˌdaɪn; ˈzɪlɪ-/
noun
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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