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mercury bichloride


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the compound (HgCl2) consisting of two atoms of chlorine united with one atom of mercury. Also called bichloride of mercury, mercuric chloride, corrosive sublimate, and mercury perchloride. It is used as “a topical antiseptic and disinfectant for inanimate objects”.


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