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picoline

[pik-uh-leen, -lin] /ˈpɪk əˌlin, -lɪn/
noun, Chemistry
1.
any of three isomeric methyl derivatives of pyridine having the formula C 6 H 7 N, obtained from coal tar as a colorless oily liquid with a strong odor.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Latin pic- (stem of pix) pitch2 + -ol2 + -ine2
Related forms
picolinic
[pik-uh-lin-ik] /ˌpɪk əˈlɪn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • Gamma picoline may generate hydrogen, a flammable gas, in combination with strong reducing agents such as hydrides.
British Dictionary definitions for picoline

picoline

/ˈpɪkəˌliːn; -lɪn/
noun
1.
a liquid derivative of pyridine found in bone oil and coal tar; methylpyridene. Formula: C5H4N(CH3)
Derived Forms
picolinic (ˌpɪkəˈlɪnɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Latin pic-, pixpitch² + -ol² + -ine²
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