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(Elements & Compounds) another name for dichloride
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(daɪˈklɔr aɪd, -ɪd, -ˈkloʊr-)

a compound in which two atoms of chlorine are combined with another element or group.
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Noun1.bichloride - a compound containing two chlorine atoms per molecule
chloride - any compound containing a chlorine atom
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"Ah, yes; I have some faint notion of what you mean; it might be made to answer, no doubt -- but in my time we employed scarcely any thing else than the Bichloride of Mercury."
'In the hospital, I found boric acid solution, solution of bichloride of mercury, tincture of iodine, silver nitrate solution, alcohol, and other drugs which I do not remember [Valenzuela was a pharmacist]; a low table and a high one made of wood; two beds and some chairs all made of bamboo.
The kidney injury was caused by an extreme misfortune, such as ingesting mercury bichloride, inhaling carbon tetrachloride, extended hypotension, or a hemolytic reaction to blood administration.
From toxicological point of view, the best known mercuric salt is the bichloride of mercury which is a corrosive sublimate.