bichloride of mercury


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bichloride of mercury

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for mercuric chloride
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Noun1.bichloride of mercury - a white poisonous soluble crystalline sublimate of mercurybichloride of mercury - 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
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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.
Initially, crude carbolic acid, (Lister's first agent), and then a whole variety of chemicals, which included picric acid, iodine, bichloride of mercury, permanganate of potash and corrosive sublimate.