(Science: chemistry) Pertaining to, or resembling, a metal; metallic; as, metalline properties.
Impregnated with metallic salts; chalybeate; as, metalline water.
Origin: Cf. F. Metallin.
(Science: chemistry) A substance of variable composition, but resembling a soft, dark-coloured metal, used in the bearings of machines for obviating friction, and as a substitute for lubricants.