mercury chloride

noun

: a chloride of mercury: such as
a

Examples of mercury chloride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Because of an outsized fear of germs, doctors shaved women’s pubic hair, scrubbed their heads with kerosene, cleaned their nipples and stomachs with ether, and douched them with saline and either whiskey or mercury chloride. Allison Yarrow, Harper's BAZAAR, 11 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mercury chloride was circa 1885

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“Mercury chloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mercury%20chloride. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

mercury chloride

noun
: a chloride of mercury: as
a
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