tetra ethyl lead

tetraethyllead

[te-truh-eth-uhl-led]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless, oily, water-insoluble, poisonous liquid, (C 2 H 5 ) 4 Pb, used as an antiknock agent in gasoline.
Also, tetraethyl lead.
Also called lead tetraethyl, TEL.


Origin:
1920–25; tetraethyl + lead2

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