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mercurous chloride

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noun Pharmacology.
  1. calomel.

Origin of mercurous chloride

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for mercurous chloride

mercurous chloride

noun
  1. a white tasteless insoluble powder used as a fungicide and formerly as a medical antiseptic, cathartic, and diuretic. Formula: Hg 2 Cl 2Systematic name: mercury(I) chloride Also called: calomel
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mercurous chloride in Medicine

mercurous chloride

n.
  1. calomel

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