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fulminate of mercury

mercury fulminate

noun, Chemistry
1.
a gray, crystalline solid, Hg(CNO) 2 , used chiefly in the manufacture of commercial and military detonators.
Also called fulminate of mercury.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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