hydrargyrum

[ hahy-drahr-jer-uh m ]
/ haɪˈdrɑr dʒər əm /

noun

Origin of hydrargyrum

1555–65; < New Latin, equivalent to Latin hydrargyr(us) (< Greek hydrárgyros mercury, equivalent to hydr- hydr-1 + árgyros silver) + -um, on model of aurum, etc.

OTHER WORDS FROM hydrargyrum

hy·drar·gyr·ic [hahy-drahr-jir-ik] /ˌhaɪ drɑrˈdʒɪr ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrargyrum

hydrargyrum
/ (haɪˈdrɑːdʒɪrəm) /

noun

an obsolete name for mercury (def. 1)

Derived forms of hydrargyrum

hydrargyric (ˌhaɪdrɑːˈdʒɪərɪk), adjective

Word Origin for hydrargyrum

C16: from New Latin, from Latin hydrargyrus from Greek hydrarguros, from hydro- + arguros silver
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Medicine definitions for hydrargyrum

hydrargyrum
[ hī-drärjə-rəm ]

n.

mercury
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