[ hahy-drahr-jer-uhm ]
/ haɪˈdrɑr dʒər əm /
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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 hydrargyrumhy·drar·gyr·ic [hahy-drahr-jir-ik], /ˌhaɪ drɑrˈdʒɪr ɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for hydrargyrum
It is more often used, however, for a purely mechanical action, as in the preparation hydrargyrum cum creta.
British Dictionary definitions for hydrargyrum
/ (haɪˈdrɑːdʒɪrəm) /
an obsolete name for mercury (def. 1)
Derived forms of hydrargyrumhydrargyric (ˌhaɪdrɑːˈdʒɪərɪk), adjective
Word Origin for hydrargyrum
C16: from New Latin, from Latin hydrargyrus from Greek hydrarguros, from hydro- + arguros silver
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Medical definitions for hydrargyrum
[ hī-drär′jə-rəm ]
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