from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In organic chemistry, any one of six colorless, crystalline compounds, (CH3)2C6-H3OH, closely resembling phenol in general properties.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) Any one of six metameric phenol derivatives of xylene, obtained as crystalline substances, (CH3)2.C6H3.OH.

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  • noun organic chemistry An arene compound with two methyl groups and a hydroxyl group.


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Blend of xylene and phenol, the names of two similar compounds.


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  • Relatively to their reactions, all the products strongly precipitate gelatine, whereas only the condensation products of phenol, cresol, and xylenol derivatives give a characteristic coloration with iron salts.

    Synthetic Tannins


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