• Definition for "mercuric chloride"
    • A poisonous white crystalline chemical, HgCl2, utilized as…
    • View More
  • Synonym for "mercuric chloride"
  • Hypernym for "mercuric chloride"

mercuric chloride definition

  • noun:
    • A poisonous white crystalline chemical, HgCl2, utilized as an antiseptic and a disinfectant, in insecticides, preservatives, and batteries, plus metallurgy and photography. Also called corrosive sublimate.
    • The salt of mercury and hydrochloric acid, HgCl2
    • corrosive sublimate.
    • a white poisonous soluble crystalline sublimate of mercury; used as a pesticide or antiseptic or wood preservative
  • adjective:
    • corrosive sublimate. See mercury bichloride and Corrosive.
78 votes

How would you define mercuric chloride?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!