• WordNet 3.6
    • n minium a reddish oxide of lead (Pb3O4) used as a pigment in paints and in glass and ceramics
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n minium (Chem) A heavy, brilliant red pigment, consisting of an oxide of lead, Pb3O4, obtained by exposing lead or massicot to a gentle and continued heat in the air. It is used as a cement, as a paint, and in the manufacture of flint glass. Called also red lead lead tetroxide lead orthoplumbate mineral orange mineral red Paris red Saturn red, and less definitively, lead oxide.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n minium Red oxid of lead, Pb3O4, produced by maintaining the protoxid (litharge) at a low-red heat for some time in presence of air. It is a bright-orange granular powder, used as a pigment and in the manufacture of flint-glass. See vermilion
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Minium min′i-um red oxide of lead
    • v.t Minium to paint with minium
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. minium, an Iberian word, the Romans getting all their cinnabar from Spain; cf. Basque armineá,


In literature:

Minium is prepared by heating lead (or litharge) to a high temperature in the air.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
Minium, or red lead pencil of Archbishop Parker, 492.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
The white they used consisted of white-lead; their reds were made either of red minium or of a root.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
It was called by the Greeks miltos, by the Romans minium.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
But the Experiment succeeded best without Minium thus.
"Opticks" by Isaac Newton
The acquired redness of the Minium indicating the addition of plenty of sulphur in the operation.
"Rustic Sounds and Other Studies in Literature and Natural History" by Francis Darwin
The base of enamel is a clear, colourless, transparent vitreous compound called flux, which is composed of silica, minium and potash.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various

In news:

At six years old, Katie Minium is living with a genetic disease that causes progressive loss of muscle control, weakened immune system and a high rate of cancer.

In science:

Models with minium flavor violation have been made popular due to the good agreement between measurements with kaon and bottom mesons and standard-model predictions (ignoring some less than or about 3 σ ”tensions”).
CHARM 2010: Experiment Summary and Future Charm Facilities
Below we will see perturbative and non-perturbative QCD with some results on Jet properties, Inclusive Jet cross sections, Dijet cross sections, Multijet production, W/Z Jets and Isolated prompt photons in the first case and Underlying event and minium bias in the nonperturbative QCD.
Recent QCD results from LHC experiments
For the charge distributions a systematic deviation of the dms radii extracted from the first and second diffraction minium has been found [5, 6], which was related to the depression of the central density of the charge distribution in nuclei.
Nuclear mass form factors from coherent photoproduction of $\pi^0$ mesons