lead arsenate

[ led ]
/ lɛd /

noun Chemistry.

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

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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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