Definition of "xylenes" [xylenes]

  • Plural form of xylene. (noun)

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Use "xylenes" in a sentence
  • "Ethylbenzene was detected in all 12 blood samples from Gulf residents at high levels and 11 of the 12 individuals had relatively high concentrations of xylenes."
  • "A 1991 EPA Site Inspection Report completed by Haliburton documents several contaminated waste cleanups (i.e., wastes from on-site industrial dumps, plant contamination, soil containing TCE, benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylenes and petroleum hydrocarbons from underground storage tank cleanups, and wastes from a train derailment) from mostly white areas in Dickson County were trucked to the landfill on Eno Road."
  • "But actually, toluene and the xylenes make up the bulk of aromatic compounds in air pollution."