a cream-colored, crystalline compound, CHHgNaOS, used chiefly in solutions as an antiseptic for surface wounds
Origin of thimerosalby contr. ; from and amp; transposition of constituents of (sodium ethyl)mercurithiosalicylate, name of the compound
A cream-colored crystalline powder, C9H9HgNaO2S, used as a local antiseptic for abrasions and minor cuts.
Origin of thimerosalthi(o)– + mer(cury) + –o– + sal(icylate).