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lead carbonate

 

Definition: a heavy white powder insoluble in water; occasionally, it is used to relieve irritation in dermatitis, but it is used largely in the manufacture of paint and in the arts and is thus productive of lead poisoning.

Synonym(s): ceruse, white lead

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