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lithopone

[lith-uh-pohn]
noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of lithopone

1880–85; litho- + Greek pónos a work, structure
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Examples from the Web for lithopone

Historical Examples of lithopone

  • Incidentally, lithopone which turns gray or nearly black in the sunlight regains its whiteness during the night.

    Artificial Light

    M. Luckiesh

  • An amusing incident is told of a young man who painted his boat one night with a white paint in which lithopone was the pigment.

    Artificial Light

    M. Luckiesh

  • Lead pigments are never used with lithopone, as lead sulphide results, giving a black appearance.

  • Almost complete failure had taken place in every case where lithopone had been used.

  • Zinc oxide and lithopone, the latter pigment containing 30% of zinc sulphide, both indicated action on the oil.


British Dictionary definitions for lithopone

lithopone

noun
  1. a white pigment consisting of a mixture of zinc sulphide, zinc oxide, and barium sulphate
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Word Origin for lithopone

C20: from litho- + Greek ponos work
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