Meaning of xylene

xy•lene

Pronunciation: (zī'lēn), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. any of three oily, colorless, water-insoluble, flammable, toxic, isomeric liquids, CH, of the benzene series, obtained mostly from coal tar: used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes.
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