ammoniated mercury

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ammoniated mercury was in 1836

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“Ammoniated mercury.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ammoniated%20mercury. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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