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Pronunciation: mer-kyu'rus, mer'ku-rus

Definition: Denoting a salt of mercury in which the ion of the metal is univalent, as in calomel, mercurous chloride, HgCl; the mercuric chloride is corrosive sublimate, HgCl2.

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