Medical Term:

xylol

Pronunciation: zī′lol

Definition: A volatile liquid obtained from coal tar, having physical and chemical properties similar to those of benzene; it occurs as three isomers; m-, o-, and p-xylol; used as a solvent, in the manufacture of chemicals and synthetic fibers, and in histology as a clearing agent.

Synonym(s): dimethylbenzene, xylene

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