Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

mercurous

play
adjective mer·cu·rous \(ˌ)mər-ˈkyu̇r-əs, ˈmər-kyə-rəs\

Definition of mercurous

  1. :  of, relating to, or containing mercury; especially :  containing mercury with a valence of one



1858

First Known Use of mercurous

1858

Rhymes with mercurous


Medical Dictionary

mercurous

play play
adjective mer·cu·rous \(ˌ)mər-ˈkyu̇r-əs, ˈmər-kyə-rəs\

Medical Definition of mercurous

  1. :  of, relating to, or containing mercury; especially :  containing mercury with a valence of one




Learn More about mercurous

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "mercurous"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up mercurous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to eat gluttonously or ravenously

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

prompt angry maudlin oily
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ