lead oleate

noun \ˈled-\

Definition of lead oleate

  1. :  a poisonous white powder or yellowish pasty mass made usually by precipitation from solutions of a lead salt and a commercial sodium oleate and used chiefly as an additive to lubricants and as the base for a medicinal plaster or a molding wax — compare diachylon

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