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.
[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; […]
meralgia me·ral·gi·a (mə-rāl’jē-ə, -jə) n. Pain in the thigh.
Merak (mē’rāk’) A pointer star in the constellation Ursa Major, with an apparent magnitude of 2.4. See more at Dubhe.
noun 1. a barometer in which the weight of a column of mercury in a glass tube with a sealed top is balanced against that of the atmosphere pressing on an exposed cistern of mercury at the base of the mercury column, the height of the column varying with atmospheric pressure.