Calomel Definition

kălə-mĕl, -məl
Mercurous chloride, HgCl, a white, tasteless powder that darkens on exposure to light: used in standard electrode cells and as a fungicide, insecticide, etc.
Webster's New World
  • mercurous chloride

Origin of Calomel

  • Probably from New Latin calomelās Greek kalos beautiful melās black

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French calomel.

    From Wiktionary

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