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mesityl oxide

[mez-i-til, mes-]
noun Chemistry.
  1. an oily, colorless liquid, C6H10O, having a honeylike odor: used chiefly as a solvent and in the manufacture of synthetic organic compounds.
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Origin of mesityl oxide

1870–75; mesityl < New Latin mesīt(a) (< Greek mesī́tēs mediator, go-between, equivalent to mes- mes- + -ītēs -ite1) + -yl
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