Origin of xylene
Examples from the Web for xylene
The same piece of skin when soaked in xylene will show a marked contrast, which it loses on drying.
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.
After removal from the xylene the fingers should be placed on a blotter until the surface of the fingers appears dry.
The fumes given off by acetone, benzine, xylene, and formaldehyde are toxic and may cause sickness.
British Dictionary definitions for xylene
Word Origin and History for xylene
1851, from Greek xylon "wood," which is of unknown origin, + -ene.