- monoxide of lead, PbO, in the form of a yellow powder, used as a pigment and drier.
Origin of massicot
1425–75; late Middle English masticot < Middle French < Italian massicotto < Arabic masḥaqūniyā, perhaps < Greek
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When prepared below the temperature of fusion it is called “massicot.”Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
It is manufactured in two forms, known as “massicot” and “litharge.”
Another coat is given, made with calcined white lead or massicot, ground in linseed oil and turpentine.
Massicot and orpiment, he considers as those which have been the least permanent amongst all the mineral colours.The Life of Sir Humphrey Davy, Bart. LL.D., Volume 2 (of 2)
John Ayrton Paris
Massicot, mas′i-kot, n. protoxide of lead or yellow oxide of lead.
- a yellow earthy secondary mineral consisting of lead oxide. Formula: PbO
C15: via French from Italian marzacotto ointment, perhaps from Arabic shabb qubti Egyptian alum
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