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 (lĭth′ärj′, lĭ-thärj′)
A yellow lead oxide, PbO, used in storage batteries and glass and as a pigment. Also called lead monoxide, massicot.

[Middle English litarge, from Old French, alteration of litargire, from Latin lithargyrus, from Greek litharguros : lithos, stone + arguros, silver (from the production of litharge as a byproduct of the extraction of silver from argentiferous galena); see arg- in Indo-European roots.]


(Elements & Compounds) another name for lead monoxide
[C14: via Old French from Latin lithargyrus, from Greek, from lithos stone + arguros silver]


(ˈlɪθ ɑrdʒ, lɪˈθɑrdʒ)

a yellowish or reddish poisonous solid, PbO, used chiefly in the manufacture of storage batteries.
[1350–1400; litarge < Middle French < Latin lithargyrus < Greek lithárgyros spume of silver]
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