Definitions for calomelˈkæl əˌmɛl, -məl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cal•o•melˈkæl əˌmɛl, -məl(n.)

  1. a white, tasteless powder, Hg2Cl2, used chiefly as a purgative and fungicide.

    Category: Pharmacology

    Ref: Also called mercurous chloride.

Origin of calomel:

1670–80; < NL calomelas

Princeton's WordNet

  1. calomel, mercurous chloride(noun)

    a tasteless colorless powder used medicinally as a cathartic


  1. calomel(Noun)

    mercurous chloride HgCl

Webster Dictionary

  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


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