mercuric

adjective
mer·​cu·​ric | \ (ˌ)mər-ˈkyu̇r-ik How to pronounce mercuric (audio) \

Definition of mercuric

: of, relating to, or containing mercury especially : containing mercury with a valence of two

Examples of mercuric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lay it down Resembling a traditional outdoor thermometer, the CDN FG80 Refrigerator/Freezer NSF Professional Thermometer gives you a clear, non-mercuric reading. Chris Hachey, BGR, 2 June 2021

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First Known Use of mercuric

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

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“Mercuric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mercuric. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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mercuric

adjective
mer·​cu·​ric | \ (ˌ)mər-ˈkyu̇(ə)r-ik How to pronounce mercuric (audio) \

Medical Definition of mercuric

: of, relating to, or containing mercury especially : containing mercury with a valence of two

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