<chemistry> Lead protoxide, PbO, obtained as a yellow amorphous powder, the fused and crystalline form of which is called litharge; lead ocher. It is used as a pigment.

Massicot is sometimes used by painters, and also as a drier in the composition of ointments and plasters.

Origin: F. Massicot; E. Masticot is a corruption.

(01 Mar 1998)

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