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white lead

noun

Definition of white lead

  1. :  any of several white lead-containing pigments; especially :  a heavy poisonous basic carbonate of lead marketed as a powder or as a paste in linseed oil and used especially formerly in paints



15th Century

First Known Use of white lead

15th century


Medical Dictionary

white lead

noun

Medical Definition of white lead

  1. :  any of several white lead-containing pigments; especially :  a heavy poisonous basic carbonate of lead of variable composition used especially formerly in paints




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