hydrargyric

hydrargyrum

[hahy-drahr-jer-uhm]
noun

Origin:
1555–65; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Latin hydrargyr(us) (< Greek hydrárgyros mercury, equivalent to hydr- hydr-1 + árgyros silver) + -um, on model of aurum, etc.

hydrargyric [hahy-drahr-jir-ik] , adjective
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hydrargyrum (haɪˈdrɑːdʒɪrəm)
 
n
an obsolete name for mercury
 
[C16: from New Latin, from Latin hydrargyrus from Greek hydrarguros, from hydro- + arguros silver]
 
hydrargyric
 
adj

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hydrargyrum hy·drar·gy·rum (hī-drär'jə-rəm)
n.
See mercury.

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