a white, crystalline, water-soluble, strongly acrid, highly poisonous solid, HgCl 2 , prepared by sublimation of chlorine with mercury, and used chiefly as an antiseptic.
a white poisonous soluble crystalline substance used as a pesticide, antiseptic, and preservative for wood. Formula: HgCl2 Systematic name mercury(II) chloride Also called bichloride of mercury, corrosive sublimate
mercuric chloride n.
A poisonous white crystalline compound used as an antiseptic and a disinfectant.
noun, Chemistry. 1. a slightly crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous compound, HgO, occurring as a coarse, orange-red powder (red mercuric oxide) or as a fine, orange-yellow powder (yellow mercuric oxide) used chiefly as a pigment in paints and as an antiseptic in pharmaceuticals. noun 1. a soluble poisonous substance existing in red and yellow powdered forms: used […]
noun, Chemistry. 1. a crystalline, water-insoluble, poisonous compound, HgS, occurring as a coarse, black powder (black mercuric sulfide) or as a fine, bright-scarlet powder (red mercuric sulfide) used chiefly as a pigment and as a source of the free metal.
- Mercuric sulphide
noun 1. a compound of mercury, usually existing as a black solid (metacinnabarite) or a red solid (cinnabar or vermilion), which is used as a pigment. Formula: HgS Systematic name mercury(II) sulphide
[mer-kyoo r-uh-fahy] /mərˈkyʊər əˌfaɪ/ verb (used with object), mercurified, mercurifying. 1. to mix with ; amalgamate.