TEL


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tetraethyllead

or tet·raeth·yl lead

[ te-truh-eth-uh l-led ]
/ ˌtɛ trəˌɛθ əlˈlɛd /

noun Chemistry.

a colorless, oily, water-insoluble, poisonous liquid, (C2H5)4Pb, used as an antiknock agent in gasoline.
Also called lead tetraethyl, TEL

Origin of tetraethyllead

First recorded in 1920–25; tetraethyl + lead2

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Definition for tel (4 of 5)

tel-1

variant of tele-1: telesthesia.

Definition for tel (5 of 5)

tel-2

variant of tele-2: telencephalon.
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British Dictionary definitions for tel

tel-

combining form

a variant of tele-, telo-
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