Origin of minium
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: cinnabar, red lead
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Examples from the Web for minium
The detection of minium is conveniently executed in the dry way.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
The flux consists of borax, sand, and minium in small quantity.
After being roasted it is pulverized and is minium secundarium.
Perhaps the most interesting experiment made by Hales is the heating of minium (red-lead) with the production of oxygen.
The term used by him for the mineral is minium nativum (Interpretatio,—bergzinober or cinnabaris).
- another name for red lead
C14 (meaning: vermilion): from Latin
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