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. .
- Mercury poisoning
mercury poisoning n. Poisoning caused by mercury or a compound containing mercury, with the acute form characterized by stomach ulcers and renal tubule toxicity and the chronic form affecting the central nervous system and causing emotional instability. Also called hydrargyria, mercurialism.