thimerosal

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noun thi·mer·o·sal \thī-ˈmer-ə-ˌsal\

Definition of thimerosal

  1. :  a crystalline organic mercurial antiseptic C9H9HgNaO2S used especially for its antifungal and bacteriostatic properties

Origin and Etymology of thimerosal

probably from thi- + mercury + -o- + salicylate


First Known Use: 1949


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thimerosal

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noun thi·mer·o·sal \thī-ˈmer-ə-ˌsal\

Medical Definition of thimerosal

  1. :  a crystalline organic mercurial antiseptic C9H9HgNaO2S used especially for its antifungal and bacteriostatic properties—see merthiolate


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