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Xylyl \Xy"lyl\, n. [Xylo- + -yl.] (Chem.) Any one of three metameric radicals which are characteristic respectively of the three xylenes.


n. (context organic compound English) Any of several univalent radicals, of formula (CH3)2C6H3- derived from the three isomers of xylene:- ortho-, meta- and para- (di-methyl benzene).

Usage examples of "xylyl".

The tear gas was not of the efficient type used by the American police, but seemed to contain ingredients other than the usual xylyl bromide.

Theoretically, of course, there was no reason why Raxel should not take a consignment of xylyl bromide to New York if he had to take it somewhere, but on the other hand there was also no earthly reason that the Saint could see why he should.