ammoniated mercury


Definition of ammoniated mercury

: a heavy white odorless amorphous compound NH2HgCl obtained by treating a solution of mercuric chloride with excess of ammonia and used in external treatment of skin diseases and to destroy lice

called also white precipitate

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First Known Use of ammoniated mercury

1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Ammoniated mercury.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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