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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