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mercuric chloride

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A poisonous white crystalline compound, HgCl2, used as an antiseptic and a disinfectant, in insecticides, preservatives, and batteries, and in metallurgy and photography. Also called corrosive sublimate.

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  • n. The salt of mercury and hydrochloric acid, HgCl2

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. corrosive sublimate. See mercury bichloride and Corrosive.
  • n. corrosive sublimate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a white poisonous soluble crystalline sublimate of mercury; used as a pesticide or antiseptic or wood preservative

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