chlormerodrin

chlormerodrin

[klawr-mer-uh-drin, klohr-]
noun
a white, bitter, odorless powder, ClHgN 2 H 11 O 2 , soluble in methanol and ethanol and slightly soluble in water, used in medicine as a diuretic.

Origin:
chlor-2 + mer(cury) + -o- + -(hy)drin; see chlorohydrin

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