thimerosal[t̸hī mer′ə sal′, -mʉr′-]
thimerosal definition by Webster's New World
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a cream-colored, crystalline compound, CHHgNaOS, used chiefly in solutions as an antiseptic for surface wounds
Origin: by contr. and transposition of (sodium ethyl)mercurithiosalicylate, the name of the compound
thimerosal definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A cream-colored crystalline powder, C9H9HgNaO2S, used as a local antiseptic for abrasions and minor cuts.
Origin: thi(o)- + mer(cury) + -o- + sal(icylate).
thimerosal - Medical Definition
A mercury-based crystalline powder with antibacterial and antifungal properties, used as a local antiseptic and preservative in vaccines and other drugs.