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tetraethyllead

Pronunciation: tet'ra-eth'i-led

Definition: An antiknock compound added to motor fuel; has a toxic action causing anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, muscular weakness, insomnia, irritability, nervousness, and anxiety; may cause death.

Synonym(s): lead tetraethyl

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