paraxylene

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English[edit]

Molecular structure of paraxylene

Etymology[edit]

para- +‎ xylene

Noun[edit]

paraxylene (uncountable)

  1. An aromatic hydrocarbon consisting of a benzene with two methyl substituents
    • 2009, January 15, “Andrew Jacobs”, in Chinese Chemical Plant Site Moves After Outcry[1]:
      A proposal for another paraxylene plant, outside Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, has also been met by widespread protests.