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lead monoxide

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noun Chemistry.
  1. litharge.
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Origin of lead monoxide

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for lead monoxide

lead monoxide

  1. a poisonous insoluble oxide of lead existing in red and yellow forms: used in making glass, glazes, and cements, and as a pigment. Formula: PbOSystematic name: lead(II) oxide Also called: litharge, plumbous oxide
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