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mercurous chloride

noun, Pharmacology
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1880-1885
1880-85
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mercurous chloride

noun
1.
a white tasteless insoluble powder used as a fungicide and formerly as a medical antiseptic, cathartic, and diuretic. Formula: Hg2Cl2 Systematic name mercury(I) chloride Also called calomel
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mercurous chloride in Medicine

mercurous chloride n.
See calomel.

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Encyclopedia Article for mercurous chloride

a very heavy, soft, white, sweetish-tasting halide mineral, formed by the alteration of other mercury minerals, such as cinnabar or amalgams. Calomel is found together with native mercury, cinnabar, calcite, limonite, and clay, at Moschellandsberg, Ger.; Zimapan, Mexico; and Brewster county, Texas, U.S. For detailed physical properties, see halide mineral (table)

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