plumbum

[ pluhm-buh m ]
/ ˈplʌm bəm /

noun Chemistry.


Nearby words

  1. plumbing,
  2. plumbism,
  3. plumbo-,
  4. plumbous,
  5. plumbous oxide,
  6. plumcot,
  7. plume,
  8. plume moth,
  9. plume oneself,
  10. plumed

Origin of plumbum

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1910–15

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British Dictionary definitions for plumbum

plumbum

/ (ˈplʌmbəm) /

noun

an obsolete name for lead 2

Word Origin for plumbum

from Latin

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Medicine definitions for plumbum

plumbum

[ plŭmbəm ]

n.

The metallic element lead.

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