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[met-l-in, -ahyn]
  1. metallic.
  2. containing one or more metals or metallic salts.
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Origin of metalline

1425–75; late Middle English metalline < Medieval Latin metallīnus of metal. See metal, -ine1
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Examples from the Web for metalline

Historical Examples

  • The use of the blowpipe has been inferred from metalline remains discovered in sepulchral tumuli of the Mississippi valley.

    The International Monthly, Volume 4, No. 3, October, 1851


  • This hinders the metalline particles from adhering perfectly, and makes mistakes in the trials.

    De Re Metallica

    Georgius Agricola

  • This dissolves in alkalies, and combines with metalline bases to form various coloured compounds, termed Purpurates.

  • Those which have only the metalline splendour and appearance, without malleability, are called Semi-metals.

  • Metalline Substances thus separated from an acid solvent are called Magisteries and Precipitates of metals.

British Dictionary definitions for metalline


  1. of, resembling, or relating to metals
  2. containing metals or metal ions
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