Min"i*um [L. minium, an Iberian word, the Romans getting all their cinnabar from Spain; cf. Basque arminexa0;.] Chem.
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.
<-- also called lead tetroxide, lead orthoplumbate, mineral oange, mineral red, Paris red, Saturn red, and less definitively, lead oxide -->
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