Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A colourless oily liquid related to the ketones, and obtained by the decomposition of pinacone.
  • n. Any of the series of which pinacolin proper is the type.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A colorless oily liquid related to the ketones, and obtained by the decomposition of pinacone; hence, by extension, any one of the series of which pinacolin proper is the type.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An oily liquid, CH3.CO.C(CH3)3 or dimethylbutanone, made by distilling pinacone with dilute sulphuric acid, by the dry distillation of calcium isobutyrate, and in other ways. It has an odor like peppermint, and boils at 106° C.

Etymologies

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

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