mercurous chloride


noun Pharmacology.


Nearby words

  1. mercurify,
  2. mercurize,
  3. mercuro-,
  4. mercurochrome,
  5. mercurous,
  6. mercury,
  7. mercury arc,
  8. mercury barometer,
  9. mercury chloride,
  10. mercury fulminate

Origin of mercurous chloride

First recorded in 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for mercurous chloride

mercurous chloride

noun

a white tasteless insoluble powder used as a fungicide and formerly as a medical antiseptic, cathartic, and diuretic. Formula: Hg 2 Cl 2Systematic name: mercury(I) chloride Also called: calomel
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Medicine definitions for mercurous chloride

mercurous chloride

n.

calomel

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