mercuric sulfide

noun

Definition of mercuric sulfide

: an insoluble compound HgS occurring in nature as the red mineral cinnabar and the black mineral metacinnabar and also made synthetically in red and black forms

called also mercury(II) sulfide

— see vermilion sense 1a

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

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