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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Derived from or pertaining to xylenol or, specifically, to xyletic or hydroxydimethylbenzoic acid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, a complex acid related to mesitylenic acid, obtained as a white crystalline substance by the action of sodium and carbon dioxide on crude xylenol.

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