calomel[kal′ə mel′, -məl]
calomel definition by Webster's New World
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mercurous chloride, HgCl, a white, tasteless powder that darkens on exposure to light: used in standard electrode cells and as a fungicide, insecticide, etc.
Origin: Modern Latin calomel, calomeles ; from Classical Greek kalos, beautiful plush melas, black: see melano-
calomel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A colorless, white or brown tasteless compound, Hg2Cl2, used as a purgative and insecticide. Also called mercurous chloride.
Origin: Probably from New Latin calomelās : Greek kalos, beautiful + melās, black.
calomel - Medical Definition
A colorless, white or brown tasteless compound used as a purgative and an insecticide. Also called mercurous chloride.