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Meaning of mesityl oxide

mes'i•tyl ox'ide

Pronunciation: (mez'i-til, mes'-), [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. an oily, colorless liquid, CHO, having a honeylike odor: used chiefly as a solvent and in the manufacture of synthetic organic compounds. Also called
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