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From pinacone + Latin oleum (oil) + -in.


pinacolin (plural pinacolins)

  1. (chemistry) A colourless oily liquid related to the ketones, and obtained by the decomposition of pinacone.
  2. (chemistry, by extension) Any of the series of which pinacolin proper is the type.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for pinacolin in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)