[ lith-uh-pohn ]
/ ˈlɪθ əˌpoʊn /


a white pigment consisting of zinc sulfide, barium sulfate, and some zinc oxide, used as a pigment and filler in the manufacture of paints, inks, leather, paper, linoleum, and face powders.

Origin of lithopone

1880–85; litho- + Greek pónos a work, structure Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for lithopone

/ (ˈlɪθəˌpəʊn) /


a white pigment consisting of a mixture of zinc sulphide, zinc oxide, and barium sulphate

Word Origin for lithopone

C20: from litho- + Greek ponos work
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