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(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.