tetramethyllead

noun
tet·​ra·​meth·​yl·​lead | \ˌte-trə-ˌme-thəl-ˈled \

Definition of tetramethyllead 

: a volatile poisonous liquid Pb(CH3)4 used especially formerly as an antiknock agent

First Known Use of tetramethyllead

1964, in the meaning defined above

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