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lead carbonate

[ led ]
/ lɛd /
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noun Chemistry.
a white crystalline compound, PbCO3, toxic when inhaled, insoluble in water and alcohol: used as an exterior paint pigment.
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Origin of lead carbonate

First recorded in 1870–75
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