lead arsenate

[ led ]
/ lɛd /

noun Chemistry.

a white, crystalline, water-insoluble, highly poisonous powder, PbHAsO4, used as an insecticide.

Nearby words

  1. lead,
  2. lead a chase,
  3. lead a dog's life,
  4. lead a double life,
  5. lead acetate,
  6. lead azide,
  7. lead block,
  8. lead by the nose,
  9. lead carbonate,
  10. lead chromate

Origin of lead arsenate

First recorded in 1900–05

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British Dictionary definitions for lead arsenate

lead arsenate

/ (lɛd) /

noun

a white insoluble toxic crystalline powder used as an insecticide and fungicide. Formula: Pb 3 (AsO 4) 2
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