- n. organic chemistry Any of several univalent radicals, of formula (CH3)2C6H3- derived from the three isomers of xylene:- ortho-, meta- and para- (di-methyl benzene).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) Any one of three metameric radicals which are characteristic respectively of the three xylenes.
- xyl- + -yl (Wiktionary)
“Theoretically, of course, there was no reason why Raxel should not take a consignment of xylyl bromide to New York if he had to take it somewhere, but on the other hand there was also no earthly reason that the Saint could see why he should.”
“Liquid irritants soon came to the front -- xylyl bromide and xylylene dibromide -- a mixture used later under the name of T. stuff, bromo-acetone and brominated methyl ethyl ketone, later introduced under the name of B. stuff and Bn.stuff. ”
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