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A green crystalline organic compound, C20H8Br2HgNa2O6, that forms a red aqueous solution, formerly used as a germicide and antiseptic.
[mer(curic acetate) + (di)brom(ide) + (fluoresce)in.]
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(Medicine) a green iridescent crystalline compound that forms a red solution in water: used in medicine as an antiseptic. Formula: C20H8Br2HgNa2O6. See also Mercurochrome
[C20: blend of mercuric + dibromofluorescein]
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a green, water-soluble powder, C20H8Br2HgNa2O6, that forms a red solution in water: used as an antiseptic and as a germicide.
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n. merbromina, polvo rojo inodoro, soluble en agua, usado como germicida.
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