mercuric

[mer-kyoo r-ik]

Origin of mercuric

First recorded in 1820–30; mercur(y) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for mercuric

mercuric

adjective
  1. of or containing mercury in the divalent state; denoting a mercury(II) compound
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Word Origin and History for mercuric
adj.

1828, in chemistry, from mercury + -ic.

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mercuric in Medicine

mercuric

[mər-kyurĭk]
adj.
  1. Relating to or containing mercury, especially with a valence of 2.
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mercuric in Science

mercuric

[mər-kyurĭk]
  1. Containing mercury, especially mercury with a valence of 2. Compare mercurous.
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