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thimerosal

[thahy-mur-uh-sal, -mer-] /θaɪˈmɜr əˌsæl, -ˈmɛr-/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a cream-colored, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C 9 H 9 HgNaO 2 S, used chiefly as an antiseptic.
Origin of thimerosal
1945-1950
1945-50; perhaps thi- + mer(cury) + -o- + sal(icylate)
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thimerosal

/θaɪˈmɛrəˌsæl/
noun
1.
a creamy white crystalline compound of mercury, used in solution as an antiseptic. Formula: C9H9HgNaO2S
Word Origin
C20: from thio- + mer(cury) + sal(icylate)
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thimerosal in Medicine

thimerosal thi·mer·o·sal (thī-měr'ə-sāl')
n.
A cream-colored crystalline powder used as a local antiseptic for abrasions and minor cuts.

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