lead chromate

noun

Definition of lead chromate

: a chromate of lead especially : chrome yellow

Examples of lead chromate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To hasten this process, which can cause 10 to 15 percent of the root to be wasted, processors add lead chromate, an industrial yellow pigment commonly used to color toys and furniture. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, "Some turmeric, wellness potion of the moment, may owe its yellow color to lead contamination, a study says," 28 Sep. 2019 Turner believes these are the traces of lead chromate, a compound manufacturers added to plastics decades ago to give them a vibrant yellow or red coloration. Rob Arnold, National Geographic, "New plastic pollution formed by fire looks like rocks," 16 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of lead chromate

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Lead chromate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lead%20chromate. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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lead chromate

noun

Medical Definition of lead chromate

: a chromate of lead especially : chrome yellow

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