of or containing mercury, especially in the bivalent state.
Origin of mercuric
First recorded in 1820–30; mercur(y)
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of or containing mercury in the divalent state; denoting a mercury(II) compound
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Relating to or containing mercury, especially with a valence of 2.
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Containing mercury, especially mercury with a valence of 2. Compare mercurous.
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