ceruse


ce·ruse

noun \sə-ˈrüs, ˈsir-ˌüs\

Definition of CERUSE

1
:  white lead as a pigment
2
:  a cosmetic containing white lead

Origin of CERUSE

Middle English, from Middle French céruse, from Latin cerussa
First Known Use: 14th century

ce·ruse

noun \sə-ˈrüs, ˈsi(ə)r-ˌüs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CERUSE

1
: white lead as a pigment
2
: a cosmetic containing white lead

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