Definition of Metalline

1. a. Pertaining to, or resembling, a metal; metallic; as, metalline properties.

2. n. A substance of variable composition, but resembling a soft, dark-colored metal, used in the bearings of machines for obviating friction, and as a substitute for lubricants.

Definition of Metalline

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Metalline

1. Pertaining to, or resembling, a metal; metallic; as, metalline properties. Impregnated with metallic salts; chalybeate; as, metalline water. Origin: Cf. F. Metallin. A substance of variable composition, but resembling a soft, dark-coloured metal, used in the bearings of machines for obviating friction, and as a substitute for lubricants. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Metalline

metallicize
metallicized
metallicizing
metallick
metallicly
metallicness
metallicolous
metallics
metallide
metallides
metallifacture
metallifactures
metalliferous
metalliform
metallike
metalline (current term)
metalling
metallise
metallised
metallises
metallising
metallism
metallist
metallists
metallization
metallizations
metallize
metallized
metallized dye
metallizes

Literary usage of Metalline

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1. The Elements of Chemistry by Thomas Thomson (1810)
"As there are twenty- seven metals, it is obvious that the genera of metalline salts are twenty-seven. GENUS I. Salts of Gold. The salts of gold are soluble ..."

2. An universal etymological English dictionaryby Nathan Bailey by Nathan Bailey (1724)
"... like Marble. o( Mineral Stone, 'a Term for a Mineral Body, having in it fome metalline Pans, ..."

3. Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1832)
"Experiments and Observations on certain Stony and metalline Substances, which at different Times are said to have fallen on the Earth; also on various Kinds ..."

4. A System of Chemistry by Thomas Thomson (1810)
"OF metalline SALTS. 1 HE action of the acids on metallic bodies, and the si- line compounds formed by their combination with them, were some of the first ..."

5. Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry by Pierre Joseph Macquer (1758)
"A metalline calx prepared in this manner ... effectually and thoroughly the metalline ... that is, both in a metalline form, or both in the form of ..."

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