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 (kăl′ə-mĕl′, -məl)
A white or brown tasteless powder, Hg2Cl2, used as an insecticide and formerly as a purgative. Also called mercurous chloride.

[Probably from New Latin calomelās : Greek kalos, beautiful + melās, black.]


(ˈkæləˌmɛl; -məl)
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless tasteless powder consisting chiefly of mercurous chloride, used medicinally, esp as a cathartic. Formula: Hg2Cl2
[C17: perhaps from New Latin calomelas (unattested), literally: beautiful black (perhaps so named because it was originally sublimed from a black mixture of mercury and mercuric chloride), from Greek kalos beautiful + melas black]


(ˈkæl əˌmɛl, -məl)

a white, tasteless powder, Hg2Cl2, used chiefly as a purgative and fungicide. Also called mercurous chloride.
[1670–80; < New Latin calomelas]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calomel - a tasteless colorless powder used medicinally as a cathartic
black lotion, blackwash - a mixture of calomel and limewater that is used on syphilitic sores
atomic number 80, Hg, hydrargyrum, mercury, quicksilver - a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures
chloride - any compound containing a chlorine atom
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The latter was a feeble child, and it was only by prodigious quantities of calomel that Lady Southdown was able to keep him in life at all.
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Ltd, China) as working electrode and a saturated calomel electrode (model: 217; Shanghai precision scientific instrument Co.
In case of multiple larvae and in advanced stages of development and tissue destruction, local application of several substances such as oil of turpentine, larvicidal drug like Negasunt[R], [16] mineral oil, ether, chloroform, ethyl chloride, mercuric chloride, creosote, saline, phenol, calomel, olive oil, iodoform, can be used to ensure complete removal of all larvae.
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This saturated soil extract was read for pH with the help of pH meter, German type B-124 using calomel and glass electrodes and for EC with the help of EC meter type Me.
For CV, a glassy carbon electrode 3 mm in diameter, a platinum wire auxiliary electrode and a saturated calomel reference electrode (SCE) were used.
2]), saturated calomel reference electrode and a platinum wire auxiliary electrode.
Mercury has been used by different names such as "mercurous chloride", calomel, mercuric, mercurio or mercury.
The SPR acted as the working electrode, a platinum mesh as the counter electrode, and a saturated calomel electrode (SCE) was used as the reference electrode.