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 used as ``a topical antiseptic and disinfectant for inanimate objects''. --Stedman's 25th [PJC]

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  • Bichloride of mercury — Bichloride Bi*chlo ride, n. [Pref. bi + chloride.] (Chem.) A compound consisting of two atoms of chlorine with one or more atoms of another element; called also {dichloride}. [1913 Webster] {Bichloride of mercury}, mercuric chloride; sometimes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bichloride of mercury — n MERCURIC CHLORIDE …   Medical dictionary

  • bichloride of mercury — n. MERCURIC CHLORIDE …   English World dictionary

  • bichloride of mercury — noun a white poisonous soluble crystalline sublimate of mercury; used as a pesticide or antiseptic or wood preservative • Syn: ↑mercuric chloride, ↑mercury chloride, ↑corrosive sublimate • Hypernyms: ↑sublimate * * * noun see bic …   Useful english dictionary

  • bichloride of mercury — Chem. See mercuric chloride. [1800 10] * * *       mercury(II) chloride, an odourless, colourless, water soluble compound of mercury (q.v.). * * * …   Universalium

  • bichloride of mercury — noun Chemistry → mercury chloride …   Australian English dictionary

  • bichloride of mercury — Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1810 mercuric chloride …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bichloride of mercury — Corrosive sublimate …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • 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 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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