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[mer-kyoo r-ee-uh-liz-uh m] /mərˈkyʊər i əˌlɪz əm/

noun, Pathology.
poisoning by mercury.
poisoning caused by chronic ingestion of mercury

mercurialism mer·cu·ri·al·ism (mər-kyur’ē-ə-lĭz’əm)
See mercury poisoning.


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