lead acetate

noun

Definition of lead acetate

: an acetate of lead; especially : a poisonous soluble salt PbC4H6O4·3H2O

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1866

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lead acetate

noun \ ˈled- \

medical Definition of lead acetate

: a poisonous soluble lead salt PbC4H6O4·3H2O used in medicine especially formerly as an astringent called also sugar of lead

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