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mercurous

 [mer´ku-rus]
pertaining to mercury as a monovalent element; containing monovalent mercury.

mer·cu·rous

(mer-kyū'rŭs, mer'kū-rŭs),
Denoting a salt of mercury in which the ion of the metal is univalent, as in calomel, mercurous chloride, HgCl; the mercuric chloride is corrosive sublimate, HgCl2.

mercurous

/mer·cu·rous/ (mer´kūr-us) pertaining to mercury as a monovalent element.

mer·cu·rous

(mĕr-kyūr'ŭs)
Denoting a salt of mercury in which the ion of the metal is univalent.

mer·cu·rous

(mĕr-kyūr'ŭs)
Denoting a salt of mercury in which the ion of the metal is univalent.

mercurous

pertaining to mercury as a monovalent element; containing monovalent mercury.

mercurous chloride
used mainly as a cathartic and irritant vermicide, but largely superseded by more reliable preparations. It increases peristalsis and glandular secretions, especially of bile. It is also used rarely as an intestinal antiseptic and to reduce edema, or in an ointment as a local antibacterial agent. Called also calomel.
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mercurous chloride) as an ingredient, but does not indicate the concentration.