mercuric chloride


mercuric chloride

noun

Definition of MERCURIC CHLORIDE

:  a heavy crystalline poisonous compound HgCl2 used as a disinfectant and fungicide and in photography

First Known Use of MERCURIC CHLORIDE

1869

mercuric chloride

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MERCURIC CHLORIDE

: a heavy crystalline poisonous compound HgCl2 used as a disinfectant and fungicide and in photography—called also bichloride, bichloride of mercury, corrosive sublimate, mercury bichloride

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