mercuric sulfide

noun

: 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 25 May. 2024.

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