or tet·raeth·yl lead
[ te-truh-eth-uhl-led ]
/ ˌtɛ trəˌɛθ əlˈlɛd /
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a colorless, oily, water-insoluble, poisonous liquid, (C2H5)4Pb, used as an antiknock agent in gasoline.
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Also called lead tetraethyl, TEL
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British Dictionary definitions for tetraethyllead
/ (ˌtɛtrəˈiːθaɪl lɛd) /
a colourless oily insoluble liquid used in petrol to prevent knocking. Formula: Pb(C 2 H 5) 4Systematic name: lead tetraethyl
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Medical definitions for tetraethyllead
A colorless, poisonous, oily liquid used in gasoline for internal-combustion engines as an antiknock agent.
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Scientific definitions for tetraethyllead
[ tĕt′rə-ĕth′əl ]
A colorless, poisonous, oily liquid, formerly in wide use as an antiknock agent in gasoline for internal-combustion engines. Chemical formula: C8H20Pb.
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