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  • noun (Chem.) A derivative of xylene obtained as a white crystalline substance which on exposure in the air becomes red; -- called also betaorcin.

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  • noun chemistry, dated A derivative of xylene obtained as a white crystalline substance that turns red on exposure to air.

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xylo- +‎ orcin

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