yellow mercuric oxide


noun

See under mercuric oxide.

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mercuric oxide

noun Chemistry.

a slightly crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous compound, HgO, occurring as a coarse, orange-red powder (red mercuric oxide) or as a fine, orange-yellow powder (yellow mercuric oxide): used chiefly as a pigment in paints and as an antiseptic in pharmaceuticals.
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British Dictionary definitions for yellow mercuric oxide

mercuric oxide

noun

a soluble poisonous substance existing in red and yellow powdered forms: used as pigments. Formula: HgOSystematic name: mercury(II) oxide
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