Minium : Definition

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Definitions of Minium

Pronunciation : Min"i*um
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [L. minium, an Iberian word, the Romans getting all their cinnabar from Spain; cf. Basque armineĆ”.] (Chem.)
Definition : Defn: A heavy, brilliant red pigment, consisting of an oxide of lead, Pb3O4, obtained by exposing lead or massicot to a gentle and continued heat in the air. It is used as a cement, as a paint, and in the manufacture of flint glass. Called also red lead.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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