methylmercury

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methylmercury

(ˌmiːθaɪlˈmɜːkjʊrɪ)
n
(Chemistry) any of various highly toxic organic compounds of mercury that contain the complex CH3Hg-

meth•yl•mer•cu•ry

(ˌmɛθ əlˈmɜr kyə ri)

n.
any of several extremely toxic organometallic compounds, Hg(CH3)2, formed from metallic mercury by the action of microorganisms and capable of entering the food chain: used as seed disinfectants.
[1915–20]