mercuric chloride

noun

Definition of mercuric chloride

: a heavy crystalline poisonous compound HgCl2 used as a disinfectant and fungicide and in photography

First Known Use of mercuric chloride

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Mercuric chloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mercuric%20chloride. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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mercuric chloride

noun

Medical Definition of mercuric chloride

: a heavy crystalline poisonous compound HgCl2 used as a disinfectant and fungicide and in photography

called also bichloride, bichloride of mercury, corrosive sublimate, mercury bichloride

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