1882, from Greek kolla "glue" + chemical suffix -in (2).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Examples from the Web for collin
Poems by Collin and Carpani, the adapter of the text, were presented to him.The Standard Oratorios
George P. Upton
He reads better than Collin, and is in every respect a better scholar.
General Collin occupied the city, but his forces proved too weak.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year
The prison, as Professor Collin remarks, must be a moral hospital.The Criminal
Collin had inserted them in the Hoftheater-Taschenbuch of that year.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume II (of 3)
Alexander Wheelock Thayer