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A colourless oily liquid obtainable by boiling nitromesitylene with tin and hydrochloric acid; 2,4,6-trimethylaniline, (CH₃)₃·C₆H₂·NH₂.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Gregory (1803–1858), chemist and psychic investigator. From mes- + -idine. Slightly earlier attested in the compound nitromesidine.
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