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tetraethyllead

or tetraethyl lead

[te-truh-eth-uh l-led] /ˌtɛ trəˌɛθ əlˈlɛd/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
a colorless, oily, water-insoluble, poisonous liquid, (C 2 H 5) 4 Pb, used as an antiknock agent in gasoline.
Also called lead tetraethyl, TEL.
Origin of tetraethyllead
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25; tetraethyl + lead2

tel.

tel-1

1.
variant of tele-1 :
telesthesia.

tel-2

1.
variant of tele-2 :
telencephalon.
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tel-

combining form
1.
a variant of tele-, telo-
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TEL in Medicine

tel- 1
pref.
Variant of tele-.

tel- 2
pref.
Variant of telo-.

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