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A poisonous bright red powder, Pb3O4, used in paints, glass, pottery, and packing for pipe joints.
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(Elements & Compounds) a bright-red poisonous insoluble oxide of lead usually obtained as a powder by heating litharge in air. It is used as a pigment in paints. Formula: Pb3O4. Also called: minium
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an orange to red, heavy, water-insoluble, poisonous powder, Pb3O4, used chiefly as a paint pigment, in the manufacture of glass and glazes, and in storage batteries.
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