Mercury

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alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; except for iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams amalgam , dental amalgam
unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade atm , atmosphere , standard atmosphere , standard pressure
mercury thermometer that measures small differences or changes in temperature Beckman thermometer
white poisonous soluble crystalline sublimate of mercury; used as a pesticide or antiseptic or wood preservative bichloride of mercury , corrosive sublimate , mercuric chloride , mercury chloride
(medicine) the process of removing a heavy metal from the bloodstream by means of a chelate as in treating lead or mercury poisoning chelation
heavy reddish mineral consisting of mercuric sulfide; the chief source of mercury cinnabar
mercury thermometer designed to measure the temperature of the human body; graduated to cover a range a few degrees on either side of the normal body temperature clinical thermometer , mercury-in-glass clinical thermometer
metric unit of capacity equal to the volume of 1 kilogram of pure water at 4 degrees centigrade and 760 mm of mercury (or approximately 1.76 pints) cubic decimeter , cubic decimetre , l , liter , litre
photograph made by an early photographic process; the image was produced on a silver plate sensitized to iodine and developed in mercury vapor daguerreotype
Italian physicist who invented the mercury barometer (1608-1647) Evangelista Torricelli , Torricelli
German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and developed the scale of temperature that bears his name (1686-1736) Fahrenheit , Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit
lamp consisting of a tube coated on the inside with a fluorescent material; mercury vapor in the tube emits ultraviolet radiation that is converted to visible radiation by the fluorescent material fluorescent lamp
metal of relatively high density (specific gravity greater than about 5) or of high relative atomic weight (especially one that is poisonous like mercury or lead) heavy metal
(Greek mythology) messenger and herald of the gods; god of commerce and cunning and invention and theft; identified with Roman Mercury Hermes
(astronomy) any of the nine large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in order of their proximity to the sun; viewed from t major planet , planet
ointment containing mercury mercurial ointment
temperature measured by a mercury thermometer mercury
barometer that shows pressure by the height of a column of mercury mercury barometer
primary cell consisting of a zinc anode and a cathode of mercury oxide and an electrolyte of potassium hydroxide mercury cell
toxic condition caused by ingesting or inhaling mercury; acute mercury poisoning causes a metallic taste and vomiting and diarrhea and kidney problems that may lead to death mercury poisoning
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