[ pik-uh-leen, -lin ]
/ ˈpɪk əˌlin, -lɪn /
any of three isomeric methyl derivatives of pyridine having the formula C6H7N, obtained from coal tar as a colorless oily liquid with a strong odor.
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OTHER WORDS FROM picolinepic·o·lin·ic [pik-uh-lin-ik], /ˌpɪk əˈlɪn ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for picoline
/ (ˈpɪkəˌliːn, -lɪn) /
a liquid derivative of pyridine found in bone oil and coal tar; methylpyridene. Formula: C 5 H 4 N(CH 3)
Derived forms of picolinepicolinic (ˌpɪkəˈlɪnɪk), adjective
Word Origin for picoline
C19: from Latin pic-, pix pitch ² + -ol ² + -ine ²
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