Definition of Ceruse

1. Noun. A poisonous white pigment that contains lead.

Exact synonyms: Lead Carbonate, White Lead
Generic synonyms: Pigment



Definition of Ceruse

1. n. White lead, used as a pigment. See White lead, under White.

Definition of Ceruse

1. Noun. White lead, a hydrate of lead mixed with carbonate, formerly used as a white pigment, in cosmetics, and for medical purposes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ceruse

1. a lead compound [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ceruse

1. Synonym: lead carbonate. Origin: L. Cerussa (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ceruse

cerulescent
ceruleus nucleus
ceruloplasmin
ceruloplasmins
cerumen
cerumenolysis
cerumenolytic
cerumenolytics
cerumens
ceruminal
ceruminolytic
ceruminoma
ceruminosis
ceruminous
ceruminous glands
ceruse (current term)
cerused
ceruses
cerusite
cerusites
cerussite
cerussites
cervantite
cerveau isole
cervelas
cervelases
cervelat
cervelats
cervelleite
cerveza

Literary usage of Ceruse

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1. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1857)
"The third of the white pigments is ceruse, the nature of which we have ... ceruse, formerly found on the 28 A white earth from the Isle of Melos. ..."

2. The Art of Painting in Oil and in Fresco, Being a History of the Various by Jean-François-Léonor Mérimée, William Benjamin Sarsfield Taylor (1839)
"The ceruse made in Holland has long had the reputation of being the best in ... The German ceruse contains a large proportion of the sulphate of barytes, ..."

3. Ancient Mineralogy: Or by Nathaniel Fish Moore (1859)
"... sort of ceruse, we might infer that the ceruse of the ancients was not always of a very pure white. OF EARTHS USED IN MEDICINE OR AS PIGMENTS. ..."

4. Mackenzie's Five Thousand Receipts: In All the Useful and Domestic Arts by Colin MacKenzie (1854)
"Light pink and Dutch bice, shaded with green pink. Glass grey.—ceruse ... Blue bice and ceruse, or ultramarine and white, shaded with indigo. •3"» colour. ..."

5. A Manual of Practical Assaying by John Mitchell (1868)
"ceruse produces the same fluxing effect as litharge. The former ia the better flux, and is very useful in a great number of assays. 18. ..."

6. The Painter, Gilder, and Varnisher's Companion: Containing Rules and (1867)
"White Lead, ceruse, and Flake White. The white colour most generally used in ... The more common sorts are called white lead; the purer, ceruse; ..."

7. Eclectic Journal of Medicine by John Bell (1837)
"In Germany and Holland, where ceruse manufactories are very numerous, ... When the lead is almost entirely converted into ceruse, water is poured over it, ..."

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