adjective Chemistry.

containing lead, especially in the tetravalent state.

Origin of plumbic

1790–1800; < Latin plumb(um) lead + -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for plumbic

lead, galena, pewter, plumbic, plumbiferous, plumbous

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British Dictionary definitions for plumbic



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




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