a white, tasteless powder, Hg2Cl2, used chiefly as a purgative and fungicide.
- Also called mercurous chloride.
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How to use calomel in a sentence
I took calomel at his hands f'r manny years till he told me that it was about the same thing they put into Rough on Rats.Mr. Dooley Says | Finley Dunne
It may be mixed with calomel without the latter being decomposed.
Thenceforth his life was safe; as long as the few ounces of quinine and calomel lasted, at any rate.The Terms of Surrender | Louis Tracy
And so his calomel pill and his bloodletting lancet were carried everywhere with him by the doctor.Criminal Psychology | Hans Gross
calomel is a specific; and is taken by multitudes without hesitation, or fear of danger.A New Guide for Emigrants to the West | J. M. Peck
British Dictionary definitions for calomel
a colourless tasteless powder consisting chiefly of mercurous chloride, used medicinally, esp as a cathartic. Formula: Hg 2 Cl 2
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