plumbous definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, with respect to, resembling or containing lead.
    • especially, of compounds for which this has a lesser valence as contrasted with plumbic substances.
    • Of, pertaining to, or containing, lead; -- used particularly to designate those compounds which it has a lowered valence as contrasted with plumbic substances.
    • concerning or comprising lead
  • others:
    • In chem., containing lead as a constituent; more especially, containing lead with obviously dyad valence: as, plumbous chlorid. PbCl2, as distinguished from plumbic chlorid, PbCl4.

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