TEL

tetraethyllead

or tet·raeth·yl lead

[te-truh-eth-uh l-led]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a colorless, oily, water-insoluble, poisonous liquid, (C2H5)4Pb, used as an antiknock agent in gasoline.

Origin of tetraethyllead

First recorded in 1920–25; tetraethyl + lead2
Also called lead tetraethyl, TEL

tel.

tel-

1
  1. variant of tele-1: telesthesia.

tel-

2
  1. variant of tele-2: telencephalon.
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tel-

combining form
  1. a variant of tele-, telo-
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