thimerosal


thi·mer·o·sal

noun \thī-ˈmer-ə-ˌsal\

Definition of THIMEROSAL

:  a crystalline organic mercurial antiseptic C9H9HgNaO2S used especially for its antifungal and bacteriostatic properties

Origin of THIMEROSAL

probably from thi- + mercury + -o- + salicylate
First Known Use: 1949

thi·mer·o·sal

noun \thī-ˈmer-ə-ˌsal\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of THIMEROSAL

: a crystalline organic mercurial antiseptic C9H9HgNaO2S used especially for its antifungal and bacteriostatic properties—see merthiolate

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