Meaning of xylidine

xy•li•dine

Pronunciation: (zī'li-dēn", -din, zil'i-), [key]
— n.
  1. any of six isomeric compounds that have the formula CHN, are derivatives of xylene, and resemble aniline: used in dye manufacture.
  2. an oily liquid consisting of a mixture of certain of these compounds, used commercially in making dyes.
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