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.
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.
Puritanism did not die from bichloride of Mercury, it was poisoned with silver and gold.