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.
- Mercury chloride
noun 1. See mercurous chloride, mercuric chloride
- Mercury delay line
storage, history An archaic first-in first-out fixed time period data storage device using acoustic transducers to transmit data as waves in a trough or tube of mercury. EDSAC (Cambridge) and UNIVAC I used delay lines. (2002-06-12)
noun, Chemistry. 1. a gray, crystalline solid, Hg(CNO) 2 , used chiefly in the manufacture of commercial and military detonators.
noun, Pharmacology. 1. (def 1). 2. .