litharge

noun
li·​tharge | \ ˈli-ˌthärj How to pronounce litharge (audio) , li-ˈthärj How to pronounce litharge (audio) \

Definition of litharge

: a fused lead monoxide broadly : lead monoxide

First Known Use of litharge

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for litharge

Middle English, from Anglo-French litarge, from Latin lithargyrus, from Greek lithargyros, from lithos + argyros silver — more at argent

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“Litharge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/litharge. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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litharge

noun
li·​tharge | \ ˈlith-ˌärj How to pronounce litharge (audio) , lith-ˈ How to pronounce litharge (audio) \

Medical Definition of litharge

: lead monoxide obtained in flake or powdered form broadly : lead monoxide — compare massicot

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