xylidine

[zahy-li-deen, -din, zil-i-]
noun
  1. any of six isomeric compounds that have the formula C8H11N, are derivatives of xylene, and resemble aniline: used in dye manufacture.
  2. an oily liquid consisting of a mixture of certain of these compounds, used commercially in making dyes.

Origin of xylidine

First recorded in 1840–50; xyl(ene) + -id3 + -ine2
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British Dictionary definitions for xylidine

xylidine

noun
  1. a mixture of six isomeric amines derived from xylene and used in dyes. Formula: (CH 3) 2 C 6 H 3 NH 2
  2. any one of these isomers
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