Pin"a*cone (?), n. [From Gr. , , a tablet. So called because it unites with water so as to form tablet-shaped crystals.] Chem.

A white crystalline substance related to the glycols, and made from acetone; hence, by extension, any one of a series of substances of which pinacone proper is the type.

[Written also pinakone.]


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