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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A trademark for a solution of merbromin.

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  • noun a mercurial compound applied topically as an antiseptic; Mercurochrome is the trademark

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Examples

  • Most of us used a topical disinfectant called Mercurochrome which was silently banned by the FDA in 1998 because it was no longer considered safe due to its mercury content for all our wounds when we were young.

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  • A few drops of Mercurochrome in the tank will make the fish sterile.

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  • I with salon highlights in my hair, my sister-in-law with Mercurochrome streaks in hers (the dark red color stains it radical pink), I with diamonds on my ring finger, she with jewels in her soul.

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  • I with salon highlights in my hair, my sister-in-law with Mercurochrome streaks in hers (the dark red color stains it radical pink), I with diamonds on my ring finger, she with jewels in her soul.

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  • I with salon highlights in my hair, my sister-in-law with Mercurochrome streaks in hers (the dark red color stains it radical pink), I with diamonds on my ring finger, she with jewels in her soul.

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  • I with salon highlights in my hair, my sister-in-law with Mercurochrome streaks in hers (the dark red color stains it radical pink), I with diamonds on my ring finger, she with jewels in her soul.

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  • The one time he did manage to grab the mongrel by its collar the mange-ridden beast buried its teeth in the old man's hand, causing frantic scenes of first aid in the kitchen, where Mam poured Mercurochrome on the wound and bandaged it in a clean tea towel.

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  • Since the Mercurochrome was already down and open, each of us started noticing scratches that needed doctoring with our magic cure-all.

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  • My brothers, my sister and I tested and proved the restorative powers of Mercurochrome many years ago.

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  • If anyone had asked us kids, we would have insisted that the Mercurochrome had made Mama feel better.

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