nitromersol

[ nahy-truh-mur-sawl, -sol ]
/ ˌnaɪ trəˈmɜr sɔl, -sɒl /

noun Chemistry.

a brownish-yellow or yellow, granular, water-insoluble powder, C7H5HgNO3: used in alkaline solution chiefly as an antiseptic.

Nearby words

  1. nitroglycerin,
  2. nitroglycerine,
  3. nitrohydrochloric acid,
  4. nitrolic,
  5. nitromannitol,
  6. nitrometer,
  7. nitromethane,
  8. nitroparaffin,
  9. nitrophenol,
  10. nitrophilous

Origin of nitromersol


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