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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of or containing a heavy silver-white univalent and bivalent poisonous metallic element.

Usage examples (34)
  • Inorganic mercury salts, such as mercuric chloride, do not enter the brain as readily as methylmercury or metallic mercury vapor.
  • Inorganic ingestion such as mercuric chloride should be approached as the ingestion of any other serious caustic.
  • Thus mercuric chloride is changed into mercurous chloride:
  • The equation representing the decomposition of mercuric oxide is for more
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