[zahy-li-deen, -din, zil-i-]
- any of six isomeric compounds that have the formula C8H11N, are derivatives of xylene, and resemble aniline: used in dye manufacture.
- an oily liquid consisting of a mixture of certain of these compounds, used commercially in making dyes.
Origin of xylidine
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- a mixture of six isomeric amines derived from xylene and used in dyes. Formula: (CH 3) 2 C 6 H 3 NH 2
- any one of these isomers
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