mercuric chloride

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mercuric chloride

n.
A poisonous white crystalline compound, HgCl2, used as an antiseptic and a disinfectant, in insecticides, preservatives, and batteries, and in metallurgy and photography. Also called corrosive sublimate.

mercuric chloride

n
(Elements & Compounds) a white poisonous soluble crystalline substance used as a pesticide, antiseptic, and preservative for wood. Formula: HgCl2. Systematic name: mercury(II) chloride Also called: bichloride of mercury or corrosive sublimate

mercu′ric chlo′ride


n.
a white, crystalline solid, HgCl2, that is acrid and highly poisonous: used chiefly as an antiseptic.
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Noun1.mercuric chloride - a white poisonous soluble crystalline sublimate of mercurymercuric chloride - a white poisonous soluble crystalline sublimate of mercury; used as a pesticide or antiseptic or wood preservative
sublimate - the product of vaporization of a solid