from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In organic chemistry, any one of six colorless, crystalline compounds, (CH3)2C6-H3OH, closely resembling phenol in general properties.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) Any one of six metameric phenol derivatives of xylene, obtained as crystalline substances, (CH3)2.C6H3.OH.
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- noun organic chemistry An
arene compoundwith two methylgroups and a hydroxylgroup.
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Relatively to their reactions, all the products strongly precipitate gelatine, whereas only the condensation products of phenol, cresol, and xylenol derivatives give a characteristic coloration with iron salts.