mercury perchloride
mercury bichloride mercury bichloride n. the compound ({HgCl2}) consisting of two atoms of chlorine united with one atom of mercury. Also called {bichloride of mercury}, {mercuric chloride}, {corrosive sublimate}, and {mercury perchloride}. It is used as ``a topical antiseptic and disinfectant for inanimate objects''. --Stedman's 25th [PJC]

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  • mercury bichloride — n. the compound ({HgCl2}) consisting of two atoms of chlorine united with one atom of mercury. Also called {bichloride of mercury}, {mercuric chloride}, {corrosive sublimate}, and {mercury perchloride}. It is used as a topical antiseptic and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mercury bichloride — n MERCURIC CHLORIDE * * * mercury perchloride an extremely poisonous compound, HgCl2, used formerly in the treatment of syphilis and now as a disinfectant. Called also mercuric chloride …   Medical dictionary

  • mercury — A dense liquid metallic element, atomic no. 80, atomic wt. 200.59; used in thermometers, barometers, manometers, and other scientific instruments; some salts and organic mercurials are used medicinally; care must be followed with its handling;… …   Medical dictionary

  • bichloride of mercury — mercury bichloride mercury bichloride n. the compound ({HgCl2}) consisting of two atoms of chlorine united with one atom of mercury. Also called {bichloride of mercury}, {mercuric chloride}, {corrosive sublimate}, and {mercury perchloride}. It is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corrosive sublimate — mercury bichloride mercury bichloride n. the compound ({HgCl2}) consisting of two atoms of chlorine united with one atom of mercury. Also called {bichloride of mercury}, {mercuric chloride}, {corrosive sublimate}, and {mercury perchloride}. It is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • HgCl2 — mercury bichloride mercury bichloride n. the compound ({HgCl2}) consisting of two atoms of chlorine united with one atom of mercury. Also called {bichloride of mercury}, {mercuric chloride}, {corrosive sublimate}, and {mercury perchloride}. It is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mercuric chloride — mercury bichloride mercury bichloride n. the compound ({HgCl2}) consisting of two atoms of chlorine united with one atom of mercury. Also called {bichloride of mercury}, {mercuric chloride}, {corrosive sublimate}, and {mercury perchloride}. It is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mercuric chloride — A topical antiseptic and disinfectant for inanimate objects. SYN: corrosive sublimate, mercury bichloride, mercury perchloride, corrosive mercury chloride. ammoniated m. SYN: ammoniated mercury. * * * mercuric chloride n …   Medical dictionary

  • subchloride — The chloride of a series that contains proportionally the greatest amount of the other element in the compound; e.g., s. of mercury is Hg2Cl2, whereas chloride or perchloride of mercury is HgCl2. * * * sub·chlo·ride (səb klorґīd) that… …   Medical dictionary

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