red mercuric sulfide


See under mercuric sulfide.

Nearby words

  1. red maple,
  2. red mass,
  3. red matipo,
  4. red meat,
  5. red mercuric oxide,
  6. red mercury,
  7. red mist,
  8. red mombin,
  9. red mulberry,
  10. red mullet

mercuric sulfide

or mercury sulfide

noun Chemistry.

a crystalline, water-insoluble, poisonous compound, HgS, occurring as a coarse, black powder (black mercuric sulfide) or as a fine, bright-scarlet powder (red mercuric sulfide): used chiefly as a pigment and as a source of the free metal.

Origin of mercuric sulfide

First recorded in 1850–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019