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A cream-colored crystalline powder, C9H9HgNaO2S, used as a local antiseptic for abrasions and minor cuts.
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(Elements & Compounds) a creamy white crystalline compound of mercury, used in solution as an antiseptic. Formula: C9H9HgNaO2S
[C20: from thio- + mer(cury) + sal(icylate)]
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thi•mer•o•sal(θaɪˈmɜr əˌsæl, -ˈmɛr-)
a crystalline, water-soluble powder, C9H9HgNaO2S, used as an antiseptic.
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|Noun||1.||thimerosal - a light-colored crystalline powder (trade name Merthiolate) used as a surgical antiseptic|
antiseptic - a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
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