Calomel



a white, tasteless powder, Hg 2 Cl 2 , used chiefly as a purgative and fungicide.
Historical Examples

Chapters from My Autobiography Mark Twain
Zoonomia, Vol. II Erasmus Darwin
The Puddleford Papers, H. H. Riley
Zoonomia, Vol. II Erasmus Darwin
A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I Various
Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
Scattergood Baines Clarence Budington Kelland
The Lady Doc Caroline Lockhart
The History of the Medical Department of Transylvania University Robert Peter
In Africa John T. McCutcheon

noun
a colourless tasteless powder consisting chiefly of mercurous chloride, used medicinally, esp as a cathartic. Formula: Hg2Cl2
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