plumbic

[pluhm-bik]

adjective Chemistry.

containing lead, especially in the tetravalent state.

Nearby words

  1. plumbeous,
  2. plumber,
  3. plumber's helper,
  4. plumber's snake,
  5. plumbery,
  6. plumbicon,
  7. plumbiferous,
  8. plumbing,
  9. plumbism,
  10. plumbo-

Origin of plumbic

1790–1800; < Latin plumb(um) lead + -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for plumbic

plumbic

adjective

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

plumbic

adj.

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

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Medicine definitions for plumbic

plumbic

[plŭmbĭk]

adj.

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

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