mercury chloride

noun

Definition of mercury chloride 

: a chloride of mercury: such as

a : calomel

b : mercuric chloride

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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, "The Childbirth Photos Instagram Didn't Want You to See," 11 May 2018

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circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

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mercury chloride

noun

Medical Definition of mercury chloride 

: a chloride of mercury: as

a : calomel

b : mercuric chloride

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