Origin of xylene
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Historical Examples of xylene
So is xylene, a chemical which will readily clean grease and fatty matter from the fingers.
The fingers should be wiped very lightly with either soap and water or xylene, always following the ridge contours.
If the substance dries too fast to permit proper photographing, the skin should be photographed while immersed in the xylene.
The fingers are then placed in xylene for about an hour or until the xylene has overcome the reaction of the acetone.
The same piece of skin when soaked in xylene will show a marked contrast, which it loses on drying.
1851, from Greek xylon "wood," which is of unknown origin, + -ene.