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hydrargyrum

[hahy-drahr-jer-uh m] /haɪˈdrɑr dʒər əm/
noun
1.
Origin
1555-1565
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.
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hydrargyric
[hahy-drahr-jir-ik] /ˌhaɪ drɑrˈdʒɪr ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrargyrum

hydrargyrum

/haɪˈdrɑːdʒɪrəm/
noun
1.
an obsolete name for mercury (sense 1)
Derived Forms
hydrargyric (ˌhaɪdrɑːˈdʒɪərɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C16: from New Latin, from Latin hydrargyrus from Greek hydrarguros, from hydro- + arguros silver
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Word Origin and History for hydrargyrum
n.

"mercury, quicksilver," 1560s, from Latin hydrargyrus, from Greek hydrargyros, from hydr-, stem of hydor "water" (see water (n.1)) + argyros "silver" (see argent). Hence the chemical abbreviation Hg for the element mercury.

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hydrargyrum in Medicine

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

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