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  • Mercurochrome

    [mer-kyoo r-uh-krohm] /mərˈkyʊər əˌkroʊm/ Pharmacology, Trademark. 1. a brand of . /məˈkjʊərəˌkrəʊm/ noun 1. trademark a solution of merbromin, used as a topical antibacterial agent Mercurochrome Mer·cu·ro·chrome (mər-kyur’ə-krōm’) A trademark used for a solution of merbromin.

  • Mercurous

    [mer-kyoo r-uh s, mur-kyer-uh s] /mərˈkyʊər əs, ˈmɜr kyər əs/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. containing univalent , Hg +1 or Hg 2 +2 . /ˈmɜːkjʊrəs/ adjective 1. of or containing mercury in the monovalent state; denoting a mercury(I) compound. Mercurous salts contain the divalent ion Hg²2+ mercurous mer·cu·rous (mər-kyur’əs, mûr’kyər-əs) adj. Relating to or containing mercury, […]

  • Mercurous-chloride

    noun, Pharmacology. 1. . noun 1. a white tasteless insoluble powder used as a fungicide and formerly as a medical antiseptic, cathartic, and diuretic. Formula: Hg2Cl2 Systematic name mercury(I) chloride Also called calomel mercurous chloride n. See calomel.

  • Mercury

    [mur-kyuh-ree] /ˈmɜr kyə ri/ noun, plural mercuries. 1. Chemistry. a heavy, silver-white, highly toxic metallic element, the only one that is liquid at room temperature; quicksilver: used in barometers, thermometers, pesticides, pharmaceutical preparations, reflecting surfaces of mirrors, and dental fillings, in certain switches, lamps, and other electric apparatus, and as a laboratory catalyst. Symbol: Hg; […]

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