Definitions for calomelˈkæl əˌmɛl, -məl

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  1. calomel, mercurous chloride(noun)

    a tasteless colorless powder used medicinally as a cathartic

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  1. calomel(Noun)

    mercurous chloride HgCl

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  1. Calomel(noun)

    mild chloride of mercury, Hg2Cl2, a heavy, white or yellowish white substance, insoluble and tasteless, much used in medicine as a mercurial and purgative; mercurous chloride. It occurs native as the mineral horn quicksilver

  2. Origin: [Gr. kalo`s beautiful + me`las black. So called from its being white, though made from a black mixture of mercury and corrosive sublimate. Cf. F. calomlas.]

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