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Pinacone

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pinacone

(Science: chemistry) 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.

Alternative forms: pinakone.

Origin: From Gr, a tablet. So called because it unites with water so as to form tablet-shaped crystals.