from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See under Precipitate.
- n. mercuric oxide (HgO) a heavy red crystalline powder obtained by heating mercuric nitrate, or by heating mercury in the air. Prepared in the latter manner, it was the precipitate per se of the alchemists.
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