from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hydrocarbon, C6H3(CH3)3, occurring in petroleum and coal tar or synthesized from acetone and used as a solvent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The aromatic hydrocarbon 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene that is present in coal tar and crude oil; it has some use as a solvent
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A colorless, fragrant liquid, C6H3(CH3)3, of the benzene series of hydrocarbons, obtained by distilling acetone with sulphuric acid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Trimethyl benzin, an oily, colorless liquid, C,eH3(CII3)3, obtained from acetone distilled with half its volume of fuming sulphuric acid. It is a constituent of coal-tar.
mesityl (oxide) + -ene.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)