xylol

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n xylol a colorless flammable volatile liquid hydrocarbon used as a solvent
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Xylol (Chem) Same as Xylene.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n xylol Same as xylene.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Xylol zī′lol any of the metameric dimethyl benzenes.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Xyl,o- + L. ol,eum oil
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. xylon, wood, L. oleum, oil.

Usage

In literature:

Wash successively in alcohol, xylol, ether, and alcohol, to remove the last traces of grease.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
By dropping water, toluol, xylol, etc.
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich
Xylol, used pure, or with the addition of five per cent of vaseline, is also very efficacious.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
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