phenylmercuric acetate

noun

Medical Definition of phenylmercuric acetate

: a crystalline salt C8H8HgO2 made by reaction of benzene with acetate of bivalent mercury in alcoholic solution and used chiefly as a fungicide and herbicide

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“Phenylmercuric acetate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phenylmercuric%20acetate. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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