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[led] /lɛd/

noun, Chemistry.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous solid, Pb(C 2 H 3 O 2) 2 ⋅3H 2 O, used chiefly as a mordant in dyeing and printing textiles and as a drier in paints and varnishes.
a white crystalline toxic solid used in dyeing cotton and in making varnishes and enamels. Formula: Pb(CH3CO)2 Systematic name lead(II) acetate Also called sugar of lead
lead acetate
A poisonous, white crystalline compound used in hair dyes, waterproofing compounds, and varnishes. Chemical formula: C4H6O4Pb.


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