lead arsenate

noun

Definition of lead arsenate

: an arsenate of lead: such as
a : an acid salt PbHAsO4 used especially as an insecticide
b : a neutral salt Pb3(AsO4)2 used especially as an insecticide

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Recent Examples on the Web Throughout the early part of the 20th century, apples and other crops were commonly sprayed with lead arsenate, and neither lead nor arsenic readily washes out of soils. Washington Post, "If you’re worried your soil is contaminated, get it tested," 27 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of lead arsenate

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Lead arsenate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lead%20arsenate. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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lead arsenate

noun

Medical Definition of lead arsenate

: an arsenate of lead especially : either of the two salts PbHAsO4 and Pb3(AsO4)2 formerly used as insecticides

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