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mercuric

[ mer-kyoor-ik ]
/ mərˈkyʊər ɪk /
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adjective Chemistry.
of or containing mercury, especially in the bivalent state.
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Origin of mercuric

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

mercuric
/ (mɜːˈkjʊərɪk) /

adjective
of or containing mercury in the divalent state; denoting a mercury(II) compound
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Scientific definitions for mercuric

mercuric
[ mər-kyurĭk ]

Containing mercury, especially mercury with a valence of 2. Compare mercurous.
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