American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See dichloride.
- n. chemistry A dichloride.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) A compound consisting of two atoms of chlorine with one or more atoms of another element; -- called also
- n. a compound containing two chlorine atoms per molecule
“Indeed, for a long period mercurial compounds, such as bichloride of mercury, headed the list of chemical which were thought to be effective in the killing of microorganisms," it said.”
“When Roger's first wife found out, he decided to go back to her, causing Ida to despair, poison her two children and attempt suicide with bichloride of mercury.”
“The injected drug, which was known as double bichloride of gold, was actually a mixture of low doses of chemicals such as atropine, which could give patients nausea if they drank alcohol.”
“A month later, after trying to kill herself by ingesting bichloride of mercury tablets, Oberholtzer died of blood poisoning related to infected bite wounds Stephenson had inflicted on her breasts.”
“Other current eBay offerings include auctions for cyanide (starting price: $10) and mercury bichloride ($10).”
“Walls, floors, and ceilings were sprayed with a solution of bichloride of mercury.”
“Keeley was besieged with requests for information about his formula, but the most that could be determined was that it was based on a secret ingredient called either “bichloride” or “double chloride” of gold.”
“Carbolic I-30, Platt's chlorides, permanganate of potash, or something that will answer the purpose; bichloride of mercury, etc.”
“Then with a quick stroke of a razor she laid open the green streak and immersed the whole arm in a strong solution of bichloride of mercury for twenty minutes.”
“This pack is kept moist with bichloride solution for forty-eight hours.”
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