tetraethyl lead

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noun tet·ra·eth·yl lead \ˌte-trə-ˌe-thəl-ˈled\

Definition of tetraethyl lead

  1. :  a heavy oily poisonous liquid Pb(C2H5)4 used especially formerly as an antiknock agent

First Known Use of tetraethyl lead

1923


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tetraethyl lead

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noun tet·ra·eth·yl lead \ˌte-trə-ˌeth-əl-ˈled\

Medical Definition of tetraethyl lead

  1. :  a heavy oily poisonous liquid Pb(C2H5)4 used as an antiknock agent in gasoline—called also lead tetraethyl


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