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tet·ra·eth·yl lead

also tet·ra·eth·yl·lead  (tĕt′rə-ĕth′əl-lĕd′)
A colorless, poisonous, oily liquid, C8H20Pb, comprised of four ethyl groups on each lead atom, used in gasoline for internal-combustion engines as an antiknock agent.
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or tet•ra•eth•yl lead

(ˈtɛ trəˌɛθ əlˈlɛd)

a colorless, oily, water-insoluble, poisonous liquid, (C2H5)4Pb, used as an antiknock agent in gasoline.
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