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mercury Idioms & Phrases


Bichloride of mercury

  • noun a white poisonous soluble crystalline sublimate of mercury; used as a pesticide or antiseptic or wood preservative
    corrosive sublimate; mercuric chloride; bichloride of mercury.
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  • mercuric chloride; sometimes called corrosive sublimate.
Webster 1913

dog mercury

  • noun European perennial weedy plant with greenish flowers
    Mercurialis perennis; dog mercury.
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Dog's mercury

  • noun European perennial weedy plant with greenish flowers
    Mercurialis perennis; dog mercury.
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  • (Bot.), Mercurialis perennis, a perennial plant differing from M. annua by having the leaves sessile.
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English mercury

  • (Bot.), a kind of goosefoot formerly used as a pot herb; called Good King Henry.
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fulminate of mercury

  • noun a fulminate that when dry explodes violently if struck or heated; used in detonators and blasting caps and percussion caps
    fulminate of mercury; fulminating mercury.
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fulminating mercury

  • noun a fulminate that when dry explodes violently if struck or heated; used in detonators and blasting caps and percussion caps
    fulminate of mercury; fulminating mercury.
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herb mercury

  • noun Eurafrican annual naturalized in America as a weed; formerly dried for use as a purgative, diuretic or antisyphilitic
    herb mercury; boys-and-girls; Mercurialis annua.
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herbs mercury

  • noun Eurafrican annual naturalized in America as a weed; formerly dried for use as a purgative, diuretic or antisyphilitic
    herb mercury; boys-and-girls; Mercurialis annua.
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Horn mercury

  • . (Min.) Same as Horn quicksilver (below).
  • (Min.), a mineral chloride of mercury, having a semitranslucent, hornlike appearance.
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mercury barometer

  • noun barometer that shows pressure by the height of a column of mercury
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mercury cell

  • noun a primary cell consisting of a zinc anode and a cathode of mercury oxide and an electrolyte of potassium hydroxide
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mercury chloride

  • noun a white poisonous soluble crystalline sublimate of mercury; used as a pesticide or antiseptic or wood preservative
    corrosive sublimate; mercuric chloride; bichloride of mercury.
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mercury fulminate

  • noun a fulminate that when dry explodes violently if struck or heated; used in detonators and blasting caps and percussion caps
    fulminate of mercury; fulminating mercury.
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mercury poisoning

  • noun a toxic condition caused by ingesting or inhaling mercury; acute mercury poisoning causes a metallic taste and vomiting and diarrhea and kidney problems that may lead to death
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mercury program

  • noun a program of rocket-powered flights undertaken by US between 1961 and 1963 with the goal of putting a man in orbit around the earth
    • under the Mercury program each flight had one astronaut
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mercury thermometer

  • noun thermometer consisting of mercury contained in a bulb at the bottom of a graduated sealed glass capillary tube marked in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit; mercury expands with a rise in temperature causing a thin thread of mercury to rise in the tube
    mercury thermometer.
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mercury-contaminated

  • adjective satellite contaminated by mercury
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mercury-in-glass clinical thermometer

  • noun a mercury thermometer designed to measure the temperature of the human body; graduated to cover a range a few degrees on either side of the normal body temperature
    clinical thermometer.
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mercury-in-glass thermometer

  • noun thermometer consisting of mercury contained in a bulb at the bottom of a graduated sealed glass capillary tube marked in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit; mercury expands with a rise in temperature causing a thin thread of mercury to rise in the tube
    mercury thermometer.
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mercury-vapor lamp

  • noun ultraviolet lamp that emits a strong bluish light (rich in ultraviolet radiation) as electric current passes through mercury vapor
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millimeter of mercury

  • noun a unit of pressure equal to 0.001316 atmosphere; named after Torricelli
    mm Hg; torr.
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poison mercury

  • noun climbing plant common in eastern and central United States with ternate leaves and greenish flowers followed by white berries; yields an irritating oil that causes a rash on contact
    poison oak; poison ivy; Toxicodendron radicans; markweed; Rhus radicans.
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three-seeded mercury

  • noun weedy herb of eastern North America
    Acalypha virginica.
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