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meaning: lead

黒鉛 == kokuen == (noun) graphite
鉛毒 == endoku == lead poisoning

Left radical is 'metal' (金). The right radical is a character only found in Chinese meaning 'hollowed out', which here acts phonetically to express 'white'. Henshall suggests remembering the right radical as 'hole' (口) and 'out of' (八), and as a mnemonic:  'Metal pouring out of holes is lead.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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