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mercuric chloride

noun, Chemistry.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble, strongly acrid, highly poisonous solid, HgCl 2 , prepared by sublimation of chlorine with mercury, and used chiefly as an antiseptic.
Also called bichloride of mercury, mercury bichloride.
Origin of mercuric chloride
1870-75 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for mercuric-chloride

mercuric chloride

a white poisonous soluble crystalline substance used as a pesticide, antiseptic, and preservative for wood. Formula: HgCl2 Systematic name mercury(II) chloride Also called bichloride of mercury, corrosive sublimate
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mercuric-chloride in Medicine

mercuric chloride n.
A poisonous white crystalline compound used as an antiseptic and a disinfectant.

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