sugar of lead


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sugar of lead:

see lead acetatelead acetate,
chemical compound, a white crystalline substance with a sweetish taste. Like other lead compounds, it is very poisonous. Lead acetate is soluble in water and glycerin.
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sugar of lead

[′shu̇g·ər əv ′led]
(organic chemistry)
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