hydrargyrum


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hydrargyrum

(haɪˈdrɑːdʒɪrəm)
n
(Elements & Compounds) an obsolete name for mercury1
[C16: from New Latin, from Latin hydrargyrus from Greek hydrarguros, from hydro- + arguros silver]
hydrargyric, hydrargyral adj
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Noun1.hydrargyrum - a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic elementhydrargyrum - a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
cinnabar - a heavy reddish mineral consisting of mercuric sulfide; the chief source of mercury
calomel, mercurous chloride - a tasteless colorless powder used medicinally as a cathartic
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