Definitions

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  • n. That variety of xylene, or dimethyl benzene, in which the two methyl groups occupy the meta position with reference to each other. It is a colourless inflammable liquid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That variety of xylene, or dimethyl benzene, in which the two methyl groups occupy the meta position with reference to each other. It is a colorless inflammable liquid.

Etymologies

meta- +‎ xylene (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Besides a cymene and a toluene, which have already been shown to exist in rosin spirit, metaxylene was found to be present.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 275, April 9, 1881

  • Mixed xylenes have three major derivatives: Orthoxylene, used mainly in the production of phthalic anhydride; metaxylene, a component of isophthalic acid in the gasoline pool; and paraxylene, used primarily in the production of polyethylene terephthalate

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