from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cream-colored crystalline powder, C9H9HgNaO2S, used as a local antiseptic for abrasions and minor cuts.
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- n. A compound, chemical formula C9H9HgNaO2S, used as an antiseptic and antifungal agent, especially in vaccines.
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- n. a light-colored crystalline powder (trade name Merthiolate) used as a surgical antiseptic
thi(o)- + mer(cury) + -o- + sal(icylate).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)