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adjective Chemistry.
  1. containing lead, especially in the tetravalent state.
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Origin of plumbic

1790–1800; < Latin plumb(um) lead + -ic
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  • Plumbic acetate gives a purplish-red precipitate, mercuric cyanide a blue one, the supernatant liquid being also blue.

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • Plumbic sulphide is precipitated, and the liberated selenic acid separated by filtration is concentrated until it acquires a sp.

  • The residue dissolved in water is mixed with a solution of plumbic nitrate, an insoluble plumbic seleniate being precipitated.

  • The plumbic seleniate is suspended in water and decomposed by means of a current of sulphuretted hydrogen.

  • Chemically it is converted by nitric acid and chlorine into an insoluble substance--plumbic acid or the cyanide of lead.

British Dictionary definitions for plumbic


  1. of or containing lead in the tetravalent state
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Word Origin and History for plumbic


"combined with lead," 1799, from Latin plumbum (see plumb (n.)) + -ic.

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plumbic in Medicine


  1. Of, relating to, or containing lead, especially with a valence of four.
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