Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to lead; derived from lead: as, plumbic, acid.
- adj. chemistry Of, pertaining to, resembling or containing lead.
- adj. chemistry Specifically, of compounds in which it has a higher valence as contrasted with plumbous compounds.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, resembling, or containing, lead; -- used specifically to designate those compounds in which it has a higher valence as contrasted with
- adj. relating to or consisting of lead
- Latin plumb(um), lead + -ic (Wiktionary)
“Chemically it is converted by nitric acid and chlorine into an insoluble substance -- plumbic acid or the cyanide of lead.”
“There are the pains in the stomach, the colic, and then on the gums is that characteristic line of plumbic sulphide, the distinctive mark produced by lead.”
“a resinated ferrous salt, a resin compound of plumbic ferrocyanide, and a resin compound of ferrocyanide of manganese in combination with a salt of molybdenum and a resin compound of zinc sulphide.”
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