mercury chloride


Definition of mercury chloride

: a chloride of mercury: such as
a : calomel

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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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First Known Use of mercury chloride

circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mercury chloride was circa 1885

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Medical Definition of mercury chloride

: a chloride of mercury: as
a : calomel

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