<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.

(01 Mar 1998)

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