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mercurous chloride

noun, Pharmacology.
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First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
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mercurous chloride

a white tasteless insoluble powder used as a fungicide and formerly as a medical antiseptic, cathartic, and diuretic. Formula: Hg2Cl2 Systematic name mercury(I) chloride Also called calomel
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mercurous chloride in Medicine

mercurous chloride n.
See calomel.

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