Examples from the Web for methylene
There is no reduction if the milk, methylene blue, and aldehyde are agitated with air.
Methylene blue can be reduced by the H2 and the hypophosphite oxidized.
Chloride of methylene is a colourless mobile fluid, having a smell like chloroform, and a burning taste.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
Frog's larvæ were allowed to remain in a solution of neutral red, to which a trace of methylene blue had been added.Histology of the Blood|Paul Ehrlich
To this purpose a cold bath is prepared with only so much methyl violet or methylene blue, as to give the water a very faint tint.The Practical Ostrich Feather Dyer|Alexander Paul
British Dictionary definitions for methylene
Word Origin for methylene
Word Origin and History for methylene
1835, from French méthylène (1834), coined by Jean-Baptiste-André Dumas (1800-1884) and Eugène-Melchior Péligot (1811-1890) from Greek methy "wine" (see mead (n.1)) + -yl "stuff" + chemical suffix -ene. So called because detected in wood alcohol.