Definition of massicot in English:

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massicot

Pronunciation: /ˈmasɪkɒt/

noun

[mass noun]
A yellow form of lead monoxide, used as a pigment.
Example sentences
  • He reported finding wulfenite, cerussite, anglesite, plattnerite, and massicot as alteration products of galena in three pegmatites at Saint Peters Dome.
  • Massicot is sometimes used by painters, and also as a drier in the composition of ointments and plasters.
  • A comparative study with different concentrations of two pigments (ultramarine blue and massicot) was carried out.

Origin

Late 15th century: from French (influenced by Italian marzacotto 'unguent'), ultimately from Arabic martak.

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