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lead (Pb),

(led), Do not confuse this word with the verb led (past tense of lead).
A metallic element, atomic no. 82, atomic wt. 207.2.
Synonym(s): plumbum


An electrocardiographic cable with connections within the electronics of the machine designated for an electrode placed at a particular point on the body surface.
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1. An electrical conductor carrying current or intermittent signals between an organ or tissue and an electrical or electronic device.
2. The tracing obtained from a particular combination of electrode positions.


(Pb) (led)
A metallic element, atomic no. 82, atomic wt. 207.2; occurs in nature as an oxide or one of the salts, but chiefly as the sulfide, or galena; 210Pb (half-life equal to 22.6 years) has been used in the treatment of certain eye conditions.
Synonym(s): plumbum.
[L. plumbum]
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Similarly, alabaster, plumbum, zings and mines of alkaline earth metal exists in Dishu, another border district of the province, which is 215 kilometres to the south of Lashkargah.
Esse estudo apontou que a fonte primaria de contaminacao do solo e da poeira, nas areas peridomiciliares e intradomiciliares, foi a Plumbum com o lancamento direto do material particula do na atmosfera.
Lead is soft, silver-colored, with an atomic weight of H 82 and denoted with the symbol Pb, from the Latin plumbum, as in plumbing.
Its periodic symbol is Pb, for the Latin plumbum ("soft metals").
By the volume's end, I must admit to minor pleasure in still knowing what is probably the single remaining reference to the Pavlik cult that Catriona Kelly did not include: Vadim Abdrashitov's 1986 film Plumbum; or, A Dangerous Game.
In fact, the word plumbing is derived from the Latin word for lead, plumbum, and scientists use the symbol Pb for lead.
* The word "plumbing" comes from the Latin word for lead, or plumbum, which also gave lead its atomic symbol, Pb.