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litharge

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noun li·tharge \ˈli-ˌthärj, li-ˈ\

Definition of litharge

  1. :  a fused lead monoxide; broadly :  lead monoxide



Origin and Etymology of litharge

Middle English, from Anglo-French litarge, from Latin lithargyrus, from Greek lithargyros, from lithos + argyros silver — more at argent


First Known Use: 14th century


Medical Dictionary

litharge

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noun li·tharge \ˈlith-ˌärj, lith-ˈ\

Medical Definition of litharge

  1. :  lead monoxide obtained in flake or powdered form; broadly :  lead monoxide—compare massicot




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of litharge Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about litharge


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