ethylbenzene

[ eth-uh l-ben-zeen, -ben-zeen ]
/ ˌɛθ əlˈbɛn zin, -bɛnˈzin /

noun Chemistry.

a colorless liquid, C8H10, used chiefly as an intermediate in the manufacture of styrene and as a solvent and diluent for paints and varnishes.

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Origin of ethylbenzene

First recorded in 1870–75; ethyl + benzene
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