• Definition for "corrosive sublimate"
  • Hypernym for "corrosive sublimate"

corrosive sublimate definition

  • noun:
    • See mercuric chloride.
    • mercuric chloride
    • mercuric chloride. See Corrosive sublimate under Corrosive.
    • a white toxic soluble crystalline sublimate of mercury; made use of as a pesticide or antiseptic or wood preservative
    • See mercuric chloride.
    • mercuric chloride
    • mercuric chloride. See Corrosive sublimate under Corrosive.
    • a white toxic soluble crystalline sublimate of mercury; made use of as a pesticide or antiseptic or wood preservative
  • adjective:
    • mercuric chloride, HgCl2; so named because obtained by sublimation, and because of its harsh irritating action regarding the human body muscle. Frequently it is by means of a heavy, clear, crystalline compound, easily soluble, and of an acrid, burning style. It is a virulent poison, a robust antiseptic, and a fantastic antisyphilitic; labeled as also mercuric bichloride. Its becoming very carefully distinguished from calomel, the mild chloride of mercury.
    • mercuric chloride, HgCl2; so-called because gotten by sublimation, and due to the harsh irritating action regarding the body muscle. Typically its by means of huge, transparent, crystalline compound, easily soluble, and of an acrid, burning up taste. It is a virulent poison, a strong antiseptic, and a great antisyphilitic; called in addition mercuric bichloride. It's to be very carefully distinguished from calomel, the moderate chloride of mercury.
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